Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

Retailers have 30 days to remove Maverick Menthol Silver Box 100s cigarettes from inventory

WASHINGTON -- On July 14, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Not Substantially Equivalent (NSE) order on ITG Brand’s Maverick Menthol Silver Box 100s cigarettes, NATO reported. The FDA determined that these menthol cigarettes were not substantially equivalent to another cigarette...

New budget includes tax increases on cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and OTP

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a $1.3 billion revenue bill that will complete next year’s state budget and increase the tax rate on a number of tobacco products. Signed July 13, 2016, House Bill 1198 will increase the state’s cigarette tax by $1 per pack, assess a new 55-cents...

Executives describe city-by-city regulations in Massachusetts as chaotic

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- As the Massachusetts House considers a bill that would increase the state’s minimum tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21, Cumberland Farms has requested that state representatives enact “clear and unambiguous” tobacco regulations, reports the Taunton Daily Gazette . More than 1,...

Jeff Stier’s experience meeting with the OMB about the FDA ‘deeming’ regs
VERC’s experience with channel-specific flavor bans
Proposal would increase price by $2 per pack or equivalent for OTP, vaping
Only 6 e-liquid manufacturers would qualify to sell in Indiana
Proposed budget would increase taxes by $1 per pack
Assembly Business and Professions Committee says bill goes too far