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

E-cigarette maker announces $30 million initiative to combat underage use amid federal scrutiny

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Association executive offers legislative update on category-related issues

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- Now that convenience and tobacco retailers have entered the 2018 spring season, many state legislatures around the country are in their final stretches of legislative sessions. Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia are still in active regular legislative sessions; 19...


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...

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Legislators override governor's veto to pass 50-cent-per-pack levy.
e-cig brands
Commissioner promises action soon to curb use by teenagers

Cigarettes continue downward trend

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Company reacts to consumer complaints about malfunctioning batteries
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Agency publishes three new notices of proposed rulemaking
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Maker of blu e-cigarette takes equity stake in e-liquid manufacturer
Topeka ordinance raising age to purchase tobacco ruled unconstitutional in local court