Tobacco, cigarette and e-cig category news for the convenience store retail industry.
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8 elements the agency is recommending for retailer training programs

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated “Guidance for Industry” document to assist retailers in implementing tobacco-training programs. The guidance was issued to help ensure federal compliance with existing regulations regarding the...

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Tobacco maker separates core business, innovation; also creates ‘growth officer’ role

RICHMOND, Va. -- In a move to accelerate the growth of its noncombustible reduced-risk products, major tobacco manufacturer Altria Group Inc. has announced two major reorganization steps: First, it will structurally divide its business into two segments, what it calls its “core” tobacco business...

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Voters to consider repealing ordinance prohibiting tobacco flavors

SAN FRANCISCO -- In what could become a new strategy to fight back growing efforts to ban flavored-tobacco products, voters in San Francisco will go to the polls June 5 to decide whether to repeal a 2017 ordinance that would take those products—including the popular staple menthol—off store shelves...

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Agency focus on youth keeps pressure on manufacturers
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State may become sixth to raise legal smoking age
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City that banned menthol could add more regulation
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Data defines emerging consumer on issues of affluence, occasion and annual spend

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Subsegments garner new attention from consumers
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Analyst reveals tobacco trends for first quarter of 2018

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3 insights from the retailer's first-quarter earnings call