St. Paul Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Cheap, Single CigarsThe St. Paul City Council approved a new ordinance Wednesday night that aims to cease the sale of cheap, single cigars. Stores have 30 days to change the price of the cigars to at least $2.10, or to start selling them in packs of 5.
CVS Plans To Stop Tobacco Product SalesCVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.
Local Man Turns Cigar Passion Into Thriving BusinessEveryone has an idea for a business, but few actually go for it. Not this guy. Marc Keiser from Oakdale and a graduate of the University of St. Thomas took his senior year business plan and launched it. Eight years later, Marco V has become an international company of cigars, port-like wine and coffee.
Proposed Bill Would More Than Double MN Cigarette TaxAn influential Minnesota House Democrat is proposing a substantial increase in the state's cigarette tax.
Minn. Senators Say Tax Mini-Cigars Like CigarettesTwo Republican state senators say that so-called "little cigars" should be taxed at the higher rate applied to cigarettes in Minnesota.