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

Agency initiates public-comment period on menthol, role of flavored products

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Less than a week after opening a public-comment period on possible restrictions on nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a similar process for considering further regulation of flavored tobacco products. The FDA on March 20...

Turning Point Tobacco Brands

OTP company reshapes its internal finance team

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Tobacco manufacturer Turning Point Brands Inc. has appointed Robert Lavan to chief financial officer. Meanwhile, the maker of other tobacco products promoted two additional executives into new financial roles. Lavan has a background with both publicly traded and private equity-...

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Agency officially opens discussion to develop potential new product standards

WASHINGTON -- The potentially game-changing discussion about government regulation of nicotine levels in cigarettes has officially begun, with the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally announcing in a March 15 press conference the start of a 90-day exploratory public-...

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What retailers can do to help protect businesses from additional regulations

Tobacco manufacturer opens concept retail site to introduce Zyn in Chicago

The opportunity to profit is huge, but it does take some time and research.
The industry awaits further moves from the FDA
British American Tobacco
Executive comments on synergies during investor call
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House lawmakers in heavy tobacco-growing state propose 50-cent-per-pack increase
smoking vs vaping

Executives see noncombustible innovation and reduced risk as part of multipronged approach