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

20-year research could support calls for federal legalization

WASHINGTON -- In the 20 years since California first legalized medicinal marijuana, the industry enjoyed significant growth in terms of size and sales. Currently, two dozen states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use and four states (and Washington, D.C.) have legalized the drug for...

Survey of 300 vapers shows majority were unaware of the new FDA regulations, would go back to smoking if electronic cigarettes were banned

NATO fights back against bill that would affect 11,540 convenience stores

MINNEAPOLIS -- The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) is engaging its retail members to oppose California Senate Bill 1400, which would ban the sale of tobacco products in all convenience stores , grocery stores, liquor stores, gas stations and drug stores starting Jan. 1, 2019. This is...

Master Settlement Agreement discrepancies key difference in two cigarette-excise-tax proposals
Bill would limit retail licenses to tobacco shops
FDA would have banned flavored products 90 days after ‘deeming’ rule went into effect
Tobacco manufacturers seek to overturn entire set of new rules
Nielsen data also suggests weak cigarette volumes for ITG
Nearly 2% decrease may be due to anti-smoking campaigns, electronic cigarettes

Joe Teller and Nik Modi discuss electronic cigarettes, ITG Brands and the true impact of the FDA's "deeming" regulations