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

New study shows rates down for first time since 2011

Law sets population-density limits on retailing

PHILADELPHIA – In a move that may provide anti-smoking groups with an additional regulatory tactic, the Philadelphia Board of Health recently adopted new rules on permitting for tobacco retailers, tying the number of permits to population density and proximity to schools. At least one notable c-...

Report calls for no-smoking policies, age limit, marketing regulation

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- In what could become the basis for new restrictions on electronic cigarettes, the U.S. surgeon general released a report Dec. 8 that calls the products “unsafe” and “addictive,” declaring the vapor or “aerosol” released “potentially harmful” to users and those around them...

2016 proved an ominous year for the tobacco category

Takes step toward iQOS heat-not-burn tobacco product in United States
Subsidiary U.S. Smokeless goes in opposite direction for one brand
Permit talk may keep retailer from building more stores
Heat-not-burn launch sparks talk of traditional tobacco’s future
How to respond to emerging restrictions at the municipal level
McCoy retiring, Pirard takes new role