Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

$2 per pack proposed for cigarettes and 'equivalent increases' for OTP, e-cigarettes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Californians will have a new sin tax to ponder, with a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes and “equivalent increases” on other tobacco products (OTP) and e-cigarettes making the Nov. 8 ballot, according to the proposition. If approved, the tax will increase to $2.87 per pack...

Proposal may increase age of purchase to 21

CLAYTON, Mo. – St. Louis County--Missouri’s most populated county--is looking to raise the minimum age people can legally buy tobacco products to 21 years old from 18, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Councilman Sam Page was recently scheduled to introduce the legislation. “The start of the...

Proposal would swap tax for 5-cents-per-milliliter alternative

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Vape-shop owners in Pennsylvania are holding out hope that lawmakers will revisit a newly passed measure to tax their inventories by 40% as part of the state’s new budget law. What some have called a “punitive” tax was part of the state’s 2016-2017 budget passed last month, but...

Company asserts the Unfair Sales Act impedes its right to engage in commerce
Proposed ordinances projected to increase by 200 compared to last year
Agency interviewed lawmakers, e-liquid manufacturer about controversial legislation
Drilling down to the category level: e-cigs, RYO, cigars and of course more on ‘deeming’
‘Deeming,’ the local battlefield and tobacco purchase patterns were hot topics
NATO-Swedish Match site aims to help retailers respond to local tobacco threats