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

Signature campaign forces issue to referendum

SAN FRANCISCO -- A signature campaign will force a recently passed ordinance banning the sale of menthol-flavored tobacco products in San Francisco to be put before a vote by city residents. The campaign, led by a coalition of residents, business leaders, retailers and trade associations called Let...

Midyear review of category news shows promise amid uncertainty

Attorneys argued ‘cessation’ fee a budgetary ploy

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court has declared the state’s $1.50-per-pack fee on cigarettes unconstitutional, sparking a reported $215 million budget shortfall and forcing the governor to suggest legislators reconvene to address the matter, according to Reuters . Signed into law June 1 by...

Mayor expected to OK new tax, ban on sales at pharmacies
Executives hopeful agency’s new direction will play out in a ‘thoughtful way’
Sixth state expected to join movement this year
While delaying application deadlines, agency initiates youth-education campaign
Twenty-two states considered the issue so far this year. Here's where they've passed.

Analyst assesses potential effects of low-nicotine announcement

Drafts of direct-mail, brochure materials published