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

‘Heat not burn’ device expected in early 2017

NEW YORK – Through a licensing deal with Altria, Philip Morris International plans to bring a “heat not burn” product to the United States by early next year, according to a Bloomberg report. New York-based Philip Morris International (PMI), which spun off from Richmond, Va.-based Altria in 2008,...

Locations sells smokeless tobacco, creates inviting community space

New products, competitors enter the global market despite challenges

SAN FRANCISCO -- As PAX Labs introduced two new vapor products recently, the ever-morphing state of nicotine delivery appears to be experiencing both strides and headwinds. San Francisco-based PAX introduced its PAX Era, what it described as a “new vapor platform for concentrates,” and a revised...

Survey documents growing sales at recreational-marijuana stores
Consumer demand grows for high-margin premium OTP options
Cigarettes vs. ‘little cigars’ major discrepancy in New York lawsuit against delivery firm
Retailers react to e-cigarette news, assess damage
Federal penalty for retail violations rises 10%
E-cigarette maker outlines history, financial woes in court documents

Lessons surrounding the rise and fall of one of the first e-cig companies