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

CEO talks about selling marijuana, as FDA chief expresses worry

LAVAL, Quebec -- The CEO of one of the largest convenience chains in North America smells something in the air—money. And pot. Meanwhile, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) openly worries more about teens are using marijuana than electronic cigarettes. Then there are...

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Altria, Philip Morris International push carton price up by $1, analyst reports

RICHMOND, Va. -- A pack of Marlboros will soon cost 10 cents more and a carton $1 more, effective with shipments on Sept. 23, after Altria and Philip Morris International (PMI) announced price increases that include other cigarette products as well, according to a New York analyst. Described as a “...

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NATO says bans not the answer to teen vaping

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- Proponents of flavored-tobacco bans suggest that the existence of flavored tobacco products causes teenagers or young adults to initiate or continue tobacco use; however, there is no scientific basis for such a conclusion, and prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products...

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Industry responds to latest government crackdown
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‘Largest coordinated enforcement effort’ targets flavors as drivers of youth appeal
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Public comments give shape to contraband sales

Juul e-cigarettes may soon verify owner, track usage
Juul Labs files lawsuit alleging unlawful use of its trademark
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CFO talks iQOS, Marlboro strategy at Barclays conference

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Enrollment, offers increase in Couche-Tard’s first quarter