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

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MINNEAPOLIS -- At the NATO Regional Education Seminar held Aug. 23, 2017, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products Director Mitch Zeller announced a new FDA retail program called This Is Our Watch. The primary purpose of the new program is to educate retailers on how to...

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CTP director addresses Commissioner Gottlieb’s revised view of e-cigs, nicotine

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Where the FDA’s daunting and onerous deeming regulations were seemingly set in stone and poised to strike a massive blow to the entire e-cigarette and vaping category, the agency’s sudden turnaround appears to come largely from its new commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb. Speaking...

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New minimum-price law to set price per pack to at least $13

NEW YORK -- New York City will soon have the unique honor of being the most expensive U.S. city in which to buy cigarettes. On Aug. 28, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the city’s new minimum-pricing policy , which means the price of a pack of cigarettes will go up to at least $13 from $10.50—a...

Menthol cigarettes
Five lawmakers sign letter to FDA
NATO forum

Summer seminar brings updates from Zeller, Herzog, Briant, more

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Signature campaign forces issue to referendum
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Midyear review of category news shows promise amid uncertainty

Gavel court
Attorneys argued ‘cessation’ fee a budgetary ploy
New York City
Mayor expected to OK new tax, ban on sales at pharmacies
Murphy USA
Executives hopeful agency’s new direction will play out in a ‘thoughtful way’