Tobacco, cigarette and e-cig category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Legal age 21

New Jersey law takes effect; another city considers change after tobacco-sales ban fails

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. -- As New Jersey officially raises the legal age for buying tobacco from 19 to 21, effective Nov. 1, a Chicago suburb is considering raising its minimum age of purchase from 18 to 21 as an alternative to totally banning tobacco sales. The mayor of Elk Grove Village, Ill.,...

Lady vaping

State includes e-cigarettes in smoking bans in public indoor spaces

ALBANY, N.Y. -- In a move that’s becoming popular in more states and municipalities, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Oct. 23 banning the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices in public indoor places in the state. The measure closes a loophole in the state Clean Indoor Air Act...

NACS Show sign

Regulation becomes a core issue as retailers fight flavor bans, branding concerns


Analyst makes 4 predictions as key supplier 22nd Century Group becomes free agent

Watching TV

NATO suggests cashiers be knowledgeable as court-ordered statements hit TV airwaves

Smoking age limit 21
Raising the legal age to buy tobacco products is problematic
Man vaping
Deadline extension provides lifeline for industry, with policy details still to come
Man smoking cigarette
Major cigarette makers to run 'corrective statements' in print and on TV.
Blu e-cigarette

E-cigarette’s new ad campaign shows vapors’ lifestyles

Space Jam
West Coast chains among retailers adding Space Jam Juice products