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

Executives hopeful agency’s new direction will play out in a ‘thoughtful way’

EL DORADO, Ark. -- With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pushing for a new, low-nicotine direction for tobacco products in the United States, executives with retailer Murphy USA Inc. recently chimed in, saying they expect the process will be a long-term one and play out in a “thoughtful way...

21 age limit sign

Sixth state expected to join movement this year

SALEM, Ore., and AUGUSTA, Maine -- Two more states recently raised the legal age at which consumers can buy tobacco products from the federal standard of 18 to 21 years old, bringing the total to five states. A sixth state, Massachusetts, may be the next to enact such legislation, according to an...

Man smoking e-cigarette

While delaying application deadlines, agency initiates youth-education campaign

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears to be performing a complicated balancing act with electronic cigarettes, at once easing rules by delaying deadlines for manufacturers to apply for new-product approval while also tightening its grip by announcing a new education...

Cigarette tax dollars
Twenty-two states considered the issue so far this year. Here's where they've passed.
Lady smoking e-cigarette

Analyst assesses potential effects of low-nicotine announcement


Drafts of direct-mail, brochure materials published

Cigarettes on shelf

CSP nicotine meeting examines new FDA direction, local ordinances

Menthol cigarettes
City council limits sales to 21-and-over outlets
Dr. Scott Gottlieb FDA

New strategy emphasizes addictive elements of tobacco, revisits e-cigarette deadlines

Scott Gottlieb
Agency aims to reduce nicotine levels while shifting smokers toward e-cigarettes .