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

Wins, losses in different states related to efforts to raise tobacco-purchase age, restrict flavors

dollar tree

Cross-channel competition puts more pressure on category in convenience stores

tobacco purchase

Proposal effectively dead

PIERRE, S.D. -- Lawmakers in South Dakota’s House of Representatives voted 45-21 against a proposal to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, according to the Associated Press. Rep. Leslie Heinemann (R), the bill’s sponsor, said the change would have reduced the state’s smoking...

menthol ban
Duluth becomes fifth city in state to take products out of convenience stores
menthol cigarettes
Legislation first of its kind at state level
Amid rising opposition to flavored tobacco products, retailers should not give up hope
smoking e cig
FDA targeted with legal action in three states
smoking age law sign
Proposals move forward as lawmakers weigh pros and cons
US Tobacco Cooperative
Former Reynolds executive to lead USTC
TPE overview

New numbers generate excitement for vaping, OTP at tobacco expo