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

NATO’s Briant on why Minneapolis ordinance needs to be defeated

MINNEAPOLIS -- In June, two Minneapolis City Council members introduced an ordinance that would ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and menthol, mint and wintergreen tobacco products in all retail stores except age-restricted tobacco shops. The reasons why this ordinance should not be enacted are...

Council loses quorum two hours into public hearing, delays vote

MINNEAPOLIS -- After two hours of public testimony, the Minneapolis City Council announced it would delay voting on an ordinance restricting the sale of menthol, mint and wintergreen tobacco products to Wednesday, Aug. 2. The delay came after a council member left the crowded chambers, causing the...

Becomes the third state to make the move; change takes effect Nov. 1

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey is the third state in the nation to raise the age at which a customer can legally buy tobacco products to 21, according to . Only California and Hawaii have similar age restrictions. New Jersey’s age change will take effect Nov. 1. Signed into law by Gov...

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Closing scheduled for July 25
PMI documents on iQOS research heavily redacted

PMI’s filing with the FDA pulls back curtain on iQOS

Multiple-occasion consumer crosses subcategories
Campaign underway to repeal ordinance
Study shows first glimpse of how Californians responded to $2-a-pack increase