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

Agricultural bill moves ahead with premium cigars pulled from FDA authority

WASHINGTON -- Cigars may get relief from federal oversight thanks to a far-reaching agricultural bill making its way through Congress. A U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee on June 27 approved the latest version of the 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill—a large, all-encompassing piece of...

New law may cut tobacco category by 35%, city research says

SAN FRANCISCO – Although California may be known for earthquakes, San Francisco could rock the c-store channel to its core, with its board of supervisors banning the sale of menthol cigarettes—a move that could slash the tobacco category in the city as much as 35% when the law goes into effect next...

As ‘plain packaging’ laws gain momentum, how will researchers measure effects?

Major state moves to include vaping in combustible restrictions
Legislation that would end the sale of all flavored-tobacco products is expected to pass next week
Registration now open to all tobacco retailers
Gottlieb seeking retailer action to keep tobacco products from minors
Electronic option opening up for cash-only business
After proposals on West Coast, another introduced in Midwest

Cigar growth, flavor concerns top trends halfway into 2017