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

Texas, Washington consider raising legal age to purchase tobacco

AUSTIN, Texas, and OLYMPIA, Wash. – Texas and Washington state may join California and Hawaii as the only states to raise the legal purchase age of tobacco products from 18 to 21, according to two separate news sources. In Texas, Democrats have been leading the movement over the years, but 2017 is...

Vegas conference features educational sessions, trade show

LAS VEGAS – Tobacco retailers from around the country will gather in Sin City today for the start of the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE), which features more than 250 exhibitors and several educational sessions ranging in topic from cigarette trends to the future of vaping. Since its inception in 2009, the...

House bill seeks to remove high-end product from ‘deeming’ umbrella

What will purchase of premium tobacco maker mean to consumers?
Analysts see more consolidation in wake of BAT-Reynolds, Altria-Sherman deals

A state-by-state update on pending tobacco-related legislation

New lines of premium cigarettes, cigars now in portfolio
Companies expect the more than $49 billion deal to close in the third quarter
No one born after 2014 can buy cigarettes, officials propose

What four c-store chains reported in the tobacco category