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Demand for traditional cigarettes remains down slightly in the face of higher prices from the top tobacco manufacturers, according to the latest Nielsen convenience store report released last week.

There was an overall 2.1% industrywide decline in sales volume for traditional cigarettes, according to the report for the four-week period that ended Dec. 12.

Philip Morris USA had an overall 0.4% traditional cigarette sales increase for the four-week period, even though top-selling Marlboro was down 2.9%.