CHICAGO — The weeks between the beginning of September 2019 to just after the new year in 2020 saw a number of critical changes for the tobacco category, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) temporarily banning flavored vaping cartridges and the increase of the federal minimum buying age for tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Meanwhile, eight states took significant steps toward restricting vaping flavors, with Massachusetts opting for severe restrictions on all menthol products at retail.
CSP magazine editors examined the causes, missteps and politics that led to this collective upheaval in the tobacco category in the magazine's February cover story, examining how an unlikely interplay of events—from an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses to President Donald Trump’s chaotic policy style—led to these seismic shifts.
Complementing the print story, editors will discuss surprising revelations when they host a LinkedIn Live event, a new feature from the social-networking site that allows individuals and organizations to broadcast video content in real time. The broadcast, “The Politics of Vaping,” will help convenience retailers understand these fast-moving developments and offer ways to cope with the emerging competitive landscape.
Join the live event at 1 p.m. CDT Feb. 5 via CSP’s LinkedIn page.
The broadcast will include a Q&A with Angel Abcede, senior editor and tobacco category specialist for CSP, and CSP associate editor Hannah Prokop.
Do you have questions or concerns regarding the future of vaping products in c-stores? Submit them here and CSP's editors will attempt to answer them during the broadcast.
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