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

Four have been filed by companies or trade associations in the vapor segment

The first lawsuit seeking to set aside some or all of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new tobacco “deeming” regulations was filed May 10 by Nicopure Labs LLC. Since then, at least seven other suits have been filed. Different segments of the tobacco industry, and even one state lawmaker,...

Success of test in the Carolinas will determine whether to launch product nationally

GENEVA -- Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) is bringing a new, low-priced cigarette brand to the United States, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal . JTI spokesperson Michelle Maron confirmed the brand's U.S. introduction for CSP Daily News . The $2.81-a-pack price tag for LD cigarettes...

New budget includes tax increases on cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and OTP

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a $1.3 billion revenue bill that will complete next year’s state budget and increase the tax rate on a number of tobacco products. Signed July 13, 2016, House Bill 1198 will increase the state’s cigarette tax by $1 per pack, assess a new 55-cents...

Tight margins, flat sales a challenge for the category
Executives describe city-by-city regulations in Massachusetts as chaotic

So far, five tobacco and electronic-cigarette companies and associations have filed suit against the FDA

What retailers and customers are saying about Philip Morris’ heat-not-burn product
Jeff Stier’s experience meeting with the OMB about the FDA ‘deeming’ regs
Legal cannabis sales increased by 25% over Fourth of July
VERC’s experience with channel-specific flavor bans