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CSP Magazine
Since mid-2013, the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has considered additional tobacco regulations while implementing other tobacco-related actions. The FDA has focused on the use of menthol in cigarettes; potential regulations on cigars, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes and/or hookah tobacco; a new “Safety Reporting Portal” website page; and a study on raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products. An update.
CSP Magazine
Last year, our CSP vice president and group editor, Mitch Morrison, called for the FDA to take action on tobacco regulation and resolve a slew of unanswered questions. For the most part, that hasn’t happened. This year, I’m calling for retailers to take action. Don’t wait for the FDA— go on the offensive before it’s too late to build a solid defense.

Anti-Smoking Product Sales Withstand Challenge from Electronic Cigarettes

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Even with the challenge of e-cigs, traditional anti-smoking product sales rose 33% in 2013.
Top Anti-Smoking Products in Convenience Stores (Minus E-Cigarettes)

IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending Jan. 26, 2014

Brand Dollar Sales PCYA* Unit Sales PCYA
Tarbar Filters $804,985 -15.60% 211,533 -14.71%
Zonnic Gum $485,130 607.04% 153,723 525.41%
Nicorette Gum $106,440 236.56% 7,618 231.50%
Nix It Mouth Spray $1,709 -32.84% 279 -41.41%
Private label tablets $1,141 -96.90% 225 -96.89%
Nicogel $637 166.66% 726 245.43%
Nicoderm CQ Patch $610 NA 11 NA
Private label gum $600 -4.34% 1,200 1.60%
TOTAL $1,401,252 28.06% 375,314 32.15%



Anti-smoking gums Zonnic and Nicorette saw triple-digit growth in 2013 and through the first month of 2014, based on data from IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm (@iriworldwide).

Daniel Kagan
Latest state to reject moves to increase purchase age to 21
Promotional Pricing
Coupon, promotional price, and minimum pack restrictions on hold til lawsuit is resolved
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Schneiderman, DeWine head up effort asking drug store chains to follow lead of CVS
electronic cigarettes
Position statement encourages same strict practices used for traditional tobacco products
CSP Magazine
Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products is a solution that will not solve the problem of underage use of tobacco products. The solution in large part relies on curbing the access of tobacco by minors from social sources and enabling adults.
The FDA's "Real Truth" Ad
NATO filed a formal complaint with the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Ombudsman to seek the.