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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Smokeless Tobacco Earning Extra Display Space

While electronic cigarettes are gaining a lot of attention in c-stores, sales of moist smokeless are chugging along. 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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Taste the Difference

Bulldog Wholesale has introduced a new  twist to its already exceptional line of entry-level disposable electronic cigarettes.  It has both upgraded the line to include a soft tip with an increased puff count, and to top it off, it has reduced the cost to allow for a $4.99 SRP.  Created for consumers who demand more

NATO Responds To CDC Youth Tobacco Use Survey

“It appears the CDC and the FDA are extrapolating data from the 2011 and 2012 National Youth Tobacco Surveys (NYTS) to support the FDA’s announced plan to expand its authority over other tobacco products,” says NATO’s executive director. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 5, announced the findings from the National

We Card Program Enters 18th Year With Call To Action

Successful Social Responsibility Program educates retailers on e-cigarette restrictions. September is We Card Awareness Month, named for one of the most successful corporate social responsibility efforts in America. The We Card program is entering its 18th year with a call to action for retailers, requesting stronger restriction of tobacco products to minors. The program, recognized

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CEO of Cheyenne International Passes Away

Over the weekend, William “Bill” Greiwe, the CEO of Cheyenne International, passed away unexpectedly.  Greiwe was a founding partner of Cheyenne International and served as the company’s CEO since the company was formed.  Cheyenne International was a long time member of National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) and Greiwe was a strong supporter of NATO’s

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Bigger One-Gram Snus Pouch

In response to adult snuser demand, Camel SNUS Frost, the No. 1 selling snus in America, is now available nationwide in a one-gram pouch. Camel SNUS Frost Large offers the same cool, refreshing taste consumers of Camel SNUS Frost have come to expect—just in a larger size. Camel SNUS Frost Large became available nationwide on

FDA Denies Discussing Online E-Cigarette Sales Ban

Listening sessions did not include talk on potential restrictions, noted director of FDA’s CTP. The FDA has responded to a Wall Street Journal article titled “FDA Discusses Banning Online Sales of E-Cigarettes” that has been picked up by many news outlets. The article revealed that FDA had held talks regarding potentially banning online e-cigarette sales,

FDA Considers Banning Online Sales of E-Cigarettes

The agency is also reviewing advertising standards for the products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a possible online-sales ban of e-cigarettes, as it prepares its proposed regulations for the devices, the Wall Street Journal reported. The FDA and e-cigarette makers have had been meeting recently, allowing the e-cigarette makers the opportunity to

Dragonite Sells E-Vapor Business To ITG

Acquisition cost totals $75 million. Dragonite International Limited, and its wholly-own subsidiaries, has sold its E-Vapor Business for $75 million to Fontem Ventures B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group plc. (ITG), a global tobacco company with international strength in cigarettes and world leadership in fine cut tobacco, papers and premium cigars. Fontem Ventures

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New Hookah Flavors, Accessories

Kretek International Inc. has announced several new additions to its lineup of Voodoo Hookah products.  Joining Voodoo traditional hookahs and new e-hookahs are a full line of 20 Shisha flavors with matching flavors in Voodoo Steam Stones.  The 20 exotic flavors are divided into four pre-packed collections of tropical and blended fruit, berries, citrus and

LOGIC E-Cigs Continues Steady Growth

Seizes top four SKUs and nine of Top 12 SKUs in the U.S. LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the results of Nielsen’s latest Item Rank Report, indicating LOGIC continues to outperform competitors in sales per point distribution. The total U.S. Nielsen Item Rank Report, based on sales from convenience stores nationwide, reports

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