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

Study shows first glimpse of how Californians responded to $2-a-pack increase

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A larger-than-expected drop in cigarette-tax revenue appears to be the initial result of California’s $2-a-pack increase that took effect April 1, according to a nonpartisan study . Instead of the expected 20% to 30% falloff in tax revenue, the Legislative Analyst’s Office,...


Bankruptcy proceedings ‘winding down’ with remaining creditors

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Legal documents filed at the end of June show the bankruptcy process behind electronic-cigarette maker NJOY drawing to a close, according to officials with the newly emerged entity, NJOY LLC. Court papers filed in Delaware bankruptcy court on June 28 concerning the “old” NJOY...

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smokeless tobacco
Public-comment period set to close July 10
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Efforts to move ‘predicate date’ occurring on multiple fronts
premium cigars
Agricultural bill moves ahead with premium cigars pulled from FDA authority
San Francisco
New law may cut tobacco category by 35%, city research says

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E-cigarette smoking
Major state moves to include vaping in combustible restrictions
San Francisco
Legislation that would end the sale of all flavored-tobacco products is expected to pass next week