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

Tobacco Category Digest 2020


Rising Cigarette Counts, ‘Fake’ E-Cigs Refocus Vaping Debate

How one manufacturer is navigating the complexities of today’s vaping landscape


FDA Prioritizes Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

Agency says it will work with HHS on cessation efforts

Category managers, Goldman Sachs analyst think consumers will switch to other tobacco products

Agency is also prioritizing banning menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes

Some bills could reemerge in special session or next year

C-stores also consider effects of Biden administration potentially lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes

Proposed legislation would also increase tobacco tax rate

How COVID-19, regulation is affecting c-store sales behind the counter

Goldman Sachs, RBC experts weigh in on Biden administration tobacco plan

As nicotine discussions occur, FDA also approaches deadline to respond to menthol petition

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