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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

It’s Time to be a Tobacco Advocate

E-cigarette retailers and distributors need to understand and educate the public about the safer tobacco products on the market today. By Lou Maiellano. Something has happened to e-cigarettes. As recently as two years ago as I would visit distributors and retailers, I would be asked by those responsible for purchasing, “I’m thinking about adding an

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Tantus Tobacco Launches New E-Cig

Tantus Tobacco has announced the launch of a ground-breaking new e-cig you will soon be able to offer your customers. The initial 24/7 product offering features two flavors—Classic and Frost Menthol—and customers will also have the freedom to choose either a disposable or rechargeable e-cig. The Tantus 24/7 line is the first to offer a

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Mixed Smoke Signals for C-Stores

By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor.Tobacco customers and products are changing. Convenience store retailers must adapt to maintain category sales. It’s no secret that traditional cigarette use is declining. According to Gallup research, about 20% of Americans smoke at least one cigarette each week, which is down from the all-time high of 45% in 1955. Since

CTP Authorizes Three Additional Tobacco Products

Three RYO tobacco paper products by Republic Tobacco now authorized for sale. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) announced that the agency is authorizing the sale and marketing of three additional tobacco products through the substantial equivalence pathway. As directed by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control

NATO Submits Comments To FDA On Menthol Cigarettes

Establishing additional restrictions on the retail sale of menthol cigarettes is unnecessary because retailers are responsible and not in the business of selling tobacco products to underage youth, notes NATO. On July 24, 2013, the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the use of menthol in cigarettes

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Red Buck Premium Cigars

Tantus Tobacco is excited to introduce Red Buck Premium Cigars. Using the finest wrapper and tobacco blends, the new Robusto cigar is handmade in Honduras, and packaged in a locked-in humidity pouch for foil sealed freshness. For More Information From Tantus Tobacco www.tantustobacco.com and www.redbuck.com

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Disposable E-cigs

Kretek International Inc. has introduced the new EZ Cig ‘Q’ King Size disposable e-cigarettes.  The new EZ Cig ‘Q’ e-cigs have the size, look and feel of an actual king size cigarette, with the battery power and smooth rich flavors of a larger stick.  They’re smaller than most e-cigarettes, so they’re easier to carry and

Tobacco Legislative Update

Tom Briant, executive director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, discusses the state of e-cigarettes and the local issues affecting tobacco retailing.   By John Lofstock, Editor. Of all the different tobacco legislative bills introduced this year in Congress and state legislatures, two issues stand out, namely higher tobacco taxes and electronic cigarettes. Both issues

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JTI USA Announces Employee Promotions

JTI USA announced that Tom Morris has been named vice president of national sales and Renee Duszynski has been promoted to national key accounts manager, both within the Consumer & Trade Marketing group. Tom MorrisIn his new role, Morris will manage field sales activities and business development of the JTI USA portfolio of brands: Wave,

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Providence Tobacco Ordinances

Coupons, promotional pricing and flavored tobacco sales now banned in Providence. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a ruling that upholds two Providence, R.I. ordinances related to tobacco sales, in a loss for tobacco company and associations fighting the ordinances. The ordinances prohibit retailers from redeeming coupons to obtain a

Arkansas Cigar Tax Cap Takes Effect

Reduces excised tax on premium cigars to 50 cents per stick. An Arkansas tax cap on cigars was implemented on Oct. 1, marking Arkansas as the latest state to put limitations on its cigar tax laws, the Cigar Association of America (CAA) reported. In March, Arkansas passed a bill that caps the state’s excise tax

Former American Lung Association CEO Joins Electronic Cigarette Industry Group

Charles Connor to serve as primary liaison to public heath community. The Electronic Cigarette Industry Group Inc. (ECIG), a non-profit association of consumers, manufacturers, importers and distributors of electronic cigarettes, announced that Charles (Chuck) Connor, former American Lung Association CEO and president, has joined the organization as a consultant. In his new role, Connor will

FDA CTP Releases Educational Video

Video focuses on legal age requirements and ID checks when selling tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products’ (CTP) Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE), in an effort to further retailer compliance with tobacco product regulation, has produced a short educational video to support retailer training. The video focuses on

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Tradition You Can Taste

Wave’s expertly-crafted American blend has tradition you can taste—and Wave is honoring that craftsmanship with a new Limited Edition Pack. The Limited Edition Pack celebrates Wave’s premium tobacco quality, represented by its signature crest. This combination of taste, strength and unparalleled smoothness is created by master blenders with over a century of experience. The Limited

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