Despite new laws and competition, more heavily taxed cigarettes witnessed a near 4% dollar sales increase in supermarkets during the past year. Meanwhile, drug store sales are soaring, climbing 31% for the most recent 52 weeks. What could help retailers even more is legislation President Obama signed in March banning the U.S. Postal Service from shipping cigarettes. While mail-order cigarette businesses can still use FedEx or the United Parcel Service, the measure will certainly help ...
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