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

Forty retailers cited, ‘blitz’ to continue through end of April

SILVER SPRING, Md. – After a previously announced promise to tackle the growing use of electronic cigarettes by underage teenagers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed a four-stage enforcement and inquiry effort to better understand the issue and crack down on the illegal sale...

cigarette taxes

Legislators override governor's veto to pass 50-cent-per-pack levy

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- In a tight vote in the Kentucky Senate, a proposed 50-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase and a floor tax became law after a contentious back-and-forth between legislators and Gov. Matt Bevin, according to NATO. Both the Senate and Kentucky’s House of Representatives originally...

e-cig brands

Commissioner promises action soon to curb use by teenagers

WASHINGTON -- The commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided a stern if vague declaration this week to lawmakers on Capitol Hill of “vigorous enforcement steps” to curb teen use of electronic cigarettes, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. While addressing an...


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