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

Assembly Business and Professions Committee says bill goes too far

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A bill that would have banned the sale of tobacco in convenience stores, grocery stores and drug stores failed to get a vote during an Assembly Business and Professions Committee hearing this Tuesday. According to The Sacramento Bee , retailers and distributors associations...

11 vaping and electronic-cigarette organizations are suing the FDA

WASHINGTON -- Last week, a fifth lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the agency’s “deeming” regulations over cigars, electronic cigarettes, hookah and pipe tobacco. As reported in a NATO News Bulletin , 11 vaping organizations and trade associations are listed...

Researchers call it the ‘highest rates of cessation ever observed’

ATHENS, Greece -- According to a new study published in the journal Addiction , vaporizers and electronic cigarettes have helped more than 6 million Europeans quit smoking and helped more than 9 million Europeans reduce their cigarette consumption. Conducted by scientists from the University of...

Multibillion-dollar settlement against Philip Morris will not be reinstated
Summary judgment hearing for Chicago OTP tax lawsuit set for September

What retailers need to know about the law that could restrict Indiana to only six e-liquid manufacturers

Electronic-cigarette manufacturers, retailers decry controversial vaping legislation
Electronic-cigarette advocates, anti-tobacco groups divided over historic decline in smoking rate

Three trends in tobacco products and regluation stood out during the NATO Show in May as having the legs to disrupt the category in 2016 and beyond.

10 pending state cigarette, electronic-cigarette and OTP proposals