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

New study points to risk-reduction effects of e-cigarettes

LONDON -- New research is bolstering the idea that electronic-cigarette use helps smokers give up cigarettes. A new report out of England shows that more than half of the country’s 2.9 million e-cigarette users have given up smoking. In its annual survey, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), a...

Law curbing tobacco sales would hurt franchise value, franchisee says

PHILADELPHIA -- New tobacco-permitting rules put in place late last year by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health may have led 7-Eleven to drop plans for 35 new franchised convenience stores in the city, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. Intended to reduce the number of...

Trump crackdown on states with legal pot sales unlikely, reports say

DENVER -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he believed the Trump administration will probably not crack down on states with legalized marijuana , according to Business Insider. On MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” in April, the governor said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions “didn’t give me any reason...

Cigars, e-cigarettes given reprieve on warnings, ingredient labeling

First look at c-store survey results

Congress nixes Cole-Bishop Amendment, meant to improve the position of e-cigarettes with the FDA
Despite state-tax increases and falling volume, manufacturers' revenue still rising.
Committee vote moves Gottlieb decision to Senate floor
New proposal would take e-cigarettes out of 'deeming' rule.
Sweeping new rules are not the solution to underage smoking