Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

Lawmakers react to increase in teens treated for acute intoxication

QUEBEC -- The province of Quebec is considering ways to restrict the sale of sugary alcohol beverages and regulate the advertising and promotion of these drinks. The action comes in the wake of an increase in young people being treated for acute alcohol intoxication in emergency rooms and the death...

The industry awaits further moves from the FDA

CHICAGO -- Bill McCloskey is noticing a metamorphosis—a change that could bode well for electronic cigarettes and similar electronic nicotine-delivery systems (ENDS). The tobacco consumer is transforming into a more sophisticated smoker who uses multiple products at higher price points. McCloskey,...

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House lawmakers in heavy tobacco-growing state propose 50-cent-per-pack increase

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Lawmakers in the historically pro-tobacco state of Kentucky are advancing a proposal to raise cigarette taxes by 50 cents per pack—and possibly more—according to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Supporters of the bill, which is part of the state’s current budget process, say...

Calls for an end to the category
Amid rising opposition to flavored tobacco products, retailers should not give up hope
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Proposals move forward as lawmakers weigh pros and cons
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Proposed legislation gives convenience stores more flexibility
Top justices will consider double-tax challenge in Philadelphia
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Panel finalizes recommendations on PMI’s iQOS and HeatStick