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

Proposal would increase price by $2 per pack or equivalent for OTP, vaping

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Last week, the California secretary of state certified that petitions filed by advocacy groups contained the required number of voter signatures to place on the November 2016 general election ballot a question about increasing the state cigarette tax by $2 per pack, with...

V2 says poll supports public health claims

MIAMI -- A study of 300 electronic-cigarette consumers supports claims that vaping products are being used as cessation devices. Conducted May 11-12 by electronic cigarette and e-vapor manufacturer V2, the survey showed two-thirds of vapers are using electronic cigarettes to quit smoking, the...

Newport, Natural American Spirits help Reynolds outpace industry averages

NEW YORK -- Though perhaps not as impressive as the “flat is the new up” numbers of 2015, Nielsen reported healthy cigarette sales for the four weeks ending June 18. Across all Nielsen-tracked channels, dollar sales were up 2.3% for the four-week period (up 1.4% over 12 weeks and up 2.5% year over...

A look at the problems that might arise in the cigar segment in the wake of recent Food and Drug Administration “deeming” regulations.

Only 6 e-liquid manufacturers would qualify to sell in Indiana
Vuse and MarkTen XL led category to double-digit growth
Proposed budget would increase taxes by $1 per pack
Assembly Business and Professions Committee says bill goes too far
11 vaping and electronic-cigarette organizations are suing the FDA
Researchers call it the ‘highest rates of cessation ever observed’