Tobacco, cigarette and e-cig category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Report calls for no-smoking policies, age limit, marketing regulation

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- In what could become the basis for new restrictions on electronic cigarettes, the U.S. surgeon general released a report Dec. 8 that calls the products “unsafe” and “addictive,” declaring the vapor or “aerosol” released “potentially harmful” to users and those around them...

Takes step toward iQOS heat-not-burn tobacco product in United States

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Philip Morris International (PMI) has filed an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to declare its new heat-not-burn product called iQOS as having a modified health risk, the company announced. Lausanne, Switzerland Based PMI filed a Modified Risk...

Subsidiary U.S. Smokeless goes in opposite direction for one brand

RICHMOND, Va. -- U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (USSTC) is raising the prices on all of its OTP (other tobacco products) with the exception of certain Skoal Tobacco Blends, according to an industry analyst. A subsidiary of Richmond, Va.-based Altria Group, USSTC announced a 7- to 12-cents-per-can...

Permit talk may keep retailer from building more stores
Heat-not-burn launch sparks talk of traditional tobacco’s future
How to respond to emerging restrictions at the municipal level
McCoy retiring, Pirard takes new role
Lower price, black packaging appeal to younger demographic

Study breaks down effect of FDA rules on loose leaf, moist and snus

CDC identifies demographics most inclined to use cigarettes