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

Cole-Bishop fight expected to morph but still continue

WASHINGTON – The fight to ease looming FDA requirements over e-cigarette and vaping manufacturers were put on hold at least until spring, with the so-called Cole-Bishop Amendment failing to get into federal budget legislation passed last month. The bill from U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and...

Schumer attacks ‘exploding’ incidences, cites safety issues

NEW YORK – Electronic cigarettes are facing new congressional opposition, with Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., calling for the federal government to recall lines of the product that have a history of exploding or catching fire. At a press conference given just before the holidays, Schumer called the...

Four companies named as allegedly selling flavored cigarettes as cigars

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Four tobacco manufacturers—Swisher International Inc., Cheyenne International LLC, Prime Time International Co. and Southern Cross Tobacco Co. Inc.—are under the FDA’s microscope for allegedly selling flavored cigarettes that are labeled as little cigars or cigars. The U.S...

Analysts’ talk of PMI buying Altria gets specific

Single question on snus application gets modified-risk verdict
New guidance resource includes latest labeling decisions
Mayor endorses rollback of 2013 rules regarding sales near schools

New study shows rates down for first time since 2011

Law sets population-density limits on retailing
Report calls for no-smoking policies, age limit, marketing regulation