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

Plain-packaging laws set a legislative precedent

CHICAGO -- If asked, “What’s your favorite burger?” someone may say “Whopper,” “Big Mac” or “In-N-Out Burger.” The last answer you would expect: “hamburger.” Yet, if the kinds of tobacco-packaging restrictions that led to generic labeling of cigarettes in other countries happens in the United...

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Rural America clear target in cessation-based campaign

POS advertising to combat 'triggers' for cigarette smokers

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to bring its latest smoking cessation education campaign into convenience stores. The FDA announced Dec. 11 that the new campaign will encourage cigarette smokers to quit through messages of support that underscore the health benefits of...

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Briant of NATO says helping state, local legislators understand c-stores can tip scales
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Agency forms committee to re-evaluate, ‘modernize’ its view on cessation products
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New federal and local rules, plus mega-merger, cap busy year

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Executives outline key opportunities, speed bumps for tobacco at CSP’s Outlook conference

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Major investments, movements occur in outlier category

Cigarette age limit
Mayor fought to ban sales altogether
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Agency sets language on giveaways, discounts