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CSP Magazine
On April 25, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the long-awaited “deeming regulations” that extend the agency’s regulatory authority to six additional categories of tobacco products. In its 241-page deeming-regulation document, the FDA includes 218 pages of explanation, commentary, rationale, questions and requests for additional input and research on regulating these additional tobacco products, along with 23 pages of the proposed deeming regulatory language.
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CSP Magazine
Even in early stages, the proposed e-cig regulations seem to be a win for brick-and-mortar retailers. The only aspect of the regulations that seems to have a direct effect on retailers is something most c-stores are already implementing: an 18-and-older age requirement.
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Cigar Dollar Sales Flat Even as Unit Sales Grow 5.6%

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C-Store Tobacco Sales Through May 18, 2014

IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending May 18, 2014


Dollar SalesPCYAUnit SalesPCYA
Smoking Accessories$244,252,400-4.69%152,713,500-7.46%
Smokeless Tobacco$5,286,022,0006.64%1,276,318,0003.06%
Electronic Smoking Devices$593,126,70093.81%54,771,57097.63%
Pipe Tobacco$73,138,320-3.98%9,759,3033.68%

Cigarette sales in convenience stores continue to slide, while e-cigarettes see nearly 98% unit-sales growth. Cigars, meanwhile, saw unit-sales growth of nearly 6%, but dollar sales remained generally flat, according to 52-week data ending May 18, 2014, from IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm (@iriworldwide).

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