Tobacco Analysis: The Dual Fates of Vaping and Menthol

CSP editors dissect the last weeks of 2019, when the category took surprising turns

CHICAGO — The tobacco category for convenience-store operators has taken myriad sudden, sharp twists—from the increase in the minimum buying age for tobacco products to the temporary nationwide ban on flavored-vaping cartridges—in a surprisingly short period of time.

For their February cover story, CSP editors examined the course of events, delving into the volatile politics behind vaping and how that momentum led to the new restrictions on menthol in Massachusetts. In this podcast, Angel Abcede, CSP’s tobacco editor, and Hannah Prokop, center-store editor, discuss the multiple dominoes that led to significant regulatory changes for tobacco.

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