SFATA Speaks Out On NYC Proposal To Ban E-Cigs In Public Places

A hearing  today by the New York City Council will debate a bill that would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in places traditional cigarettes are banned. The New York City Council is holding a hearing today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, on a bill that aims to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in places where traditional tobacco

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OTP Sales Remain Strong

Smokeless tobacco products have become increasingly important to the U.S. tobacco industry, which is seeking to push more of these products as Americans smoke fewer cigarettes. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. With traditional cigarettes under fire on several fronts, convenience store retailers rightly view smokeless tobacco as an important part of the future of their

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Pipes and Tobaccos

Arango Cigar Co., national distributor of a wide variety of tobacco products and related accessories, is now offering the entire product line of 19 Rattray’s Epicurean Pipe Tobaccos.  All are hand-blended and packed in 100-gram tins, with five also offered in 50-gram tins.  Additionally, 14 blends are available in 17.5-ounce bags.  “Our best-selling Rattray’s tobaccos

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Limited Edition Cigarillo

Swisher introduces its first Swisher Sweets limited edition cigarillo, Swisher Sweets Sticky Sweets. The cigar is unmistakably Swisher Sweets with a unique flavor—sweet caramel fused with juicy peach—and an equally pleasant aroma. Sticky Sweets comes in a resealable, two-count pouch with the “Sealed Fresh” guarantee. Additional limited flavors are expected throughout 2014. This flavor of

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FIN Branding Group Promotes Two Regional Directors of Sales

“Both Kevin and Doug have an excellent track record within our company and each brings a unique point of view to this role,” says CEO of FIN Branding Group. FIN Branding Group, one of the fastest growing names in electronic cigarettes, has promoted two individuals—Kevin Klyczek and Doug MacLeod—to the roles of regional director of

Wells Fargo Hosts E-Cig Forum

Big opportunities exist for electronic cigarettes. Wells Fargo Securities hosted its Inaugural E-Cig Forum in New York City on Nov. 21. The conference gathered e-cig industry leaders, public health and regulatory experts and investors. “We came away with an even greater conviction that e-cigs will be a game changer and will eventually be margin enhancing

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New E-Cig Blends

Mistic, maker of high quality, value-priced electronic cigarettes and vapor products, has introduced its newest blend of electronic cigarette refill cartridges. These new blends will be added to Mistic’s full lineup of product offerings. True to the brand’s commitment of providing users with a more authentic vapor experience, Mistic’s new American Blend and Cool Ice

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Be Socially Responsible

Smokersrule Sanitizing Spray has added Vanilla to the already successful Citrus Scent.  Smokersrule is formulated to eliminate the tobacco odor on clothes, skin and hair after smoking. It is safe for use on all clothing, skin and hair. With a retail price of $1.99, the 80 sprays per pen that fits in a pocket, has

Next Cigarette List Price Increase Looms

Nearly 65% of respondents believe e-cig displacement of conventional cigs has accelerated. Wells Fargo Securities’ recent “Tobacco Talk” survey results predict cigarette net price realization will accelerate in FY13. Wells Fargo continues to forecast net price realization of at least 4% this year. “Our recent c-store retailer survey results indicate an expected ~$0.06-0.07 per pack

LOGIC Secures No. 2 Spot in E-Cigarette Category

Unit share report from Nielsen’s C-Track Database and Wells Fargo Securities LLC ranks LOGIC No. 2 in c-stores. LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the results of the latest unit share report from Nielsen’s C-Track Database and Wells Fargo Securities LLC, indicating LOGIC has secured the No. 2 spot for electronic cigarettes in

ICT Receives New Vendor Of The Year Award

Recognized at HLA Fall Buying Show. Inter-Continental Trading (ICT) attended Harold Levinson Associates (HLA) Fall Buying Show in New York on Nov. 7 to accept the New Vendor of the Year Award. HLA is one of the largest full line convenience store distributors in the country. Robert Dwyer, inside sales manager, was extremely honored to

SFATA Members And Policy Makers Talk E-Cigarettes

“Our very first Washington, DC ‘fly-in’ was a strong success for all who attended,” says executive director of SFATA. Representatives of 24 electronic cigarette manufacturers, distributors, and retailers traveled to the nation’s capital Nov. 4-5 to take part in The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)  “Day on the Hill” to advocate for the booming

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Building Your Cigar Business

Despite a demand from adult consumers, retailers are continually forced to defend their right to sell flavored cigars responsibly. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Lawmakers in Washington, DC, and in all 50 states are eyeing cigars and, to a lesser degree, electronic cigars, not only as potential sources of additional revenue but, in many cases,

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Smokeless Tobacco Earning Extra Display Space

While electronic cigarettes are gaining a lot of attention, moist smokeless sales are chugging along with brisk sales. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Convenience stores have a significant opportunity to target consumers in overlapping tobacco segments, such as converting cigarette smokers over to moist snuff or cigars. Experts expect this group to increase moist smokeless

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Customizing The E-Cig Lifestyle

E-Luminate Electronic Cigarettes present a fresh new approach to the e-cigarette industry. Specializing in the production of three types of quality e-cigarettes (refillable, disposable and rechargeable), e-liquids, tank kits, cartomizers and accessories, E-Luminate E-Cigarettes take a step in a new direction, where consumers can truly customize their smoking lifestyle. E-Luminate’s refillable e-cigarette starter kit comes

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Promoting Responsible Tobacco Retailing

The We Card program begins its 18th year with a new program to educate retailers on e-cigarette restrictions. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. The We Card program is now celebrating its 18th year of providing training and educational materials to retailers on state and federal tobacco restrictions. The ubiquitous program is widely recognized by its

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E-Cigarettes: A Win for Retail Sales and Public Health

Proving that e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes is a relatively new challenge, but numerous studies and scientific research supports the claim. By Gregory Conley. There is no question that electronic cigarettes have become a major disruptive force in the tobacco industry. Every quarter brings new reports that big tobacco companies have experienced larger-than-expected declines

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The Upside of E-Cigarettes

While anti-tobacco lobbyists claim that more studies need to be done on e-cigarettes, they can’t refute science. A single e-cigarette cartridge contains nine tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNA) where a single full-flavored cigarette contains about 11,190 or 1,300 times more. By Tom Kiklas. Whenever I hear people ask whether or not electronic cigarettes are safe or

LOGIC Technology Hosts First Annual Electronic Cigarette Summit

Industry experts and sales executives discuss the rapidly growing e-cig space. LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, held the first annual electronic cigarette summit this past weekend (October 24-27), bringing together industry experts and sales executives from around the country. The nation’s largest retailers were in attendance to learn more about the growing category

NYC Raises Smoking Age To 21

Lawmakers in NYC introduce strictest limits on tobacco purchases of any major U.S. city in the nation. New York City has upped the legal age for purchasing tobacco products (including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos) from 18 to 21 years of age. The bill was adopted by the New York City Council, which passed the

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NATO Announces 2014 Board of Directors

Newly elected members begin their new role on Jan. 1, 2014. The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) announced that its 2014 NATO board of director elections are complete.    The following association members have been elected by the NATO membership to serve a two-year term on the NATO board of directors beginning Jan. 1,

Study: E-Cigarettes Not a Gateway for Teen Smoking

Recent study debunks assertions that e-cigarettes cause more teens to try regular cigarettes. A recent study shows show a substantial majority of teenagers who have tried an e-cigarette do not go on to begin smoking cigarettes, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets reported. The results were released during a recent American Association for Cancer Research

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LOGIC Technology Names New Director To National Sales Organization

Raz Rahman, formerly of Altria Sales and Distribution, to oversee development of LOGIC electronic cigarette sales in the Northeast. LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, has announced the addition of Raz Rahman to its key executives team. In his role as Northeast Regional Director, Rahman will lead the rapid business development of LOGIC brands

Altria To Expand E-Cig Sales To Arizona

Following Indiana pilot, Altria expands retail sales for e-cigarettes. Altria, which is selling electronic cigarettes in about 3,000 stores in its Indiana test market, has announced plans to expand sales to about 2,000 stores in Arizona this December, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Henrico County-based Altria, the parent company of U.S. cigarette maker Philip Morris USA,

Policymakers, SFATA To Discuss E-Cigarette Industry

E-cigarette trade group hosting the first ever “Day on the Hill” for its members on Nov.  4–5. The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) and its member companies will head to Washington, D.C. for a “Day on the Hill” Nov. 4 – 5 to meet with Congressional Representatives and senior staff legislators to discuss the

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