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

Committee vote moves Gottlieb decision to Senate floor

WASHINGTON – The vote on President Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has moved from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to the Senate floor yesterday. In a 14-9 vote, the Senate committee moved Gottlieb’s confirmation...

New proposal would take e-cigarettes out of 'deeming' rule

WASHINGTON -- The vaping industry could be looking at a brighter horizon if a new bill, expected in the U.S. House of Representatives this week, gains momentum. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is expected to submit the measure that would pull electronic cigarettes from being categorized as a tobacco...

Sweeping new rules are not the solution to underage smoking

MINNEAPOLIS -- In 2016, more than 700 local tobacco-related ordinances were considered by cities, towns and counties across the nation. Within the past month, restrictive local tobacco ordinances were proposed in New York City and San Francisco. The introduction of these restrictive ordinances in...

Maneson to lead internet, retail divisions of company
Minimum price per pack would hit $13
New ordinance could revive fight over core tobacco flavor

How Trump's food and drug chief nominee stacks up against current Center for Tobacco Products director

Higher use of traditional cigarettes may be ‘unintended consequence’
Budget moves forward without 45-cent-per-stick charge
Tobacco maker expands Winston brand in non-menthol ‘gold’ segment