The Aftermath of Flavored-Tobacco Restrictions

And what they mean for c-store tobacco categories
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CHICAGO — On this episode of the "At Your Convenience" podcast, Angel Abcede, CSP's tobacco editor, sits down with Don Burke, senior vice president of Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA), to discuss the effects of flavored-menthol restrictions in Duluth, Minn.

MSA recently conducted a study that observed the difference in sales of all tobacco items over a 12-month period, both before and after the city enacted an ordinance restricting the sale of flavored-tobacco products, including menthol, to stores with 21-and-over entry policies. Burke and Abcede look at what was behind this study and what the restrictions mean for the future of the tobacco category.

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