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Cushion Tipped Cigars

From one of America’s leading cigar brands comes an exciting new line of products: Cheyenne Cushion Tipped Cigars. Cheyenne Cushion Tipped Cigars are a larger cigar, offering full flavor, wine, vanilla and wild cherry styles in a five-count pack. The cigars represent a new standard from the brand you count on to offer high-quality products

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Cigarette Warning Labels Upheld By Appeals Court

Following a federal court decision that graphic warning labels were unconstitutional, an appellate court has ruled that requiring cigarette warning labels are not a violation of free speech, rather they fall under commercial speech disclosures, are disclosing the health risks of cigarettes and are reasonably related to the government’s interest of preventing the deception of

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FDA Appeals Federal Court Tobacco Ruling

Administration continues to push for graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration appealed the February 29, 2012  decision issued by Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon which held that the FDA’s new graphic images and text warnings for cigarette packaging and cigarette advertisements violate free speech protections under the First

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Explosive Flavor, Smooth Smoke

Three new Zig-Zag cigarillos from National Tobacco Co. are now available in re-sealable, two-cigar foil packets. Sweets, White Grape and Strawberry complete the family of seven styles, including Grape, Mango, Peach and Straight Up. Zig-Zag cigarillos are priced to sell with an everyday low price. For More Information From National Tobacco Co. (800) 331-5962 customerservice@nationaltobacco.com

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FDA To Reveal Time of Inspection In Letters

Warning letters to note the time of day an inspection took place following NATO request. Going forward, the FDA plans to include the time a retail compliance inspection occurred in warning letters sent to retailers, National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) reported. The FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) sent a letter, dated Feb. 1,

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Circle K Offers FIN Electronic Cigarettes

“Our product line is a natural fit in Circle K and will cater to the increased demand for high quality, reliable electronic cigarettes from the Circle K customer base,” says Finiti Branding Group president. Circle K Stores Inc. is now offering the new FIN Electronic Cigarette in each of the convenience store chain’s eight regions. 

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FDA to Consider IOM Report On Modified Risk Tobacco Products

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a report on the design and conduct of studies, which the FDA will take into consideration in the assessment and ongoing review of modified risk tobacco products. A modified risk tobacco product is any tobacco product sold or distributed for use to lower the harm or risk of

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FDA Calls For Comments

The FDA is encouraging retailers to send comments, data, research or other information related to non-face-to-face sale and distribution of tobacco products. The FDA is extending the comment period until Jan. 19, 2012, for an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (ANPRM) that was published in the Federal Register of Sept. 9, 2011 (76 FR 55835).

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Smokeless Sales Show No Signs of Dipping

Enhancing variety will continue to be a key for this high growth category. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Sales of smokeless tobacco products keep increasing and convenience store operators are enjoying the ride. But keeping that graph line headed north means keeping a wary eye on proposed federal regulations, keeping sets fresh, properly allocating shelf

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Truckstop Sales Surge 10%

Total merchandise purchases by truckstops nationwide served by McLane Corp. increased 10% during the 2011 third quarter compared with a year earlier led largely by growth in automotive product and hot dispensed beverage sales, according to the McLane-NATSO Index. The index, designed to illustrate market trends within the truckstop and travel plaza industry by comparing

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NACS 2011 Kretek

Today’s cigar smokers are looking for quality, value, variety and taste. Watch this video from Kretek to learn how adding DJARUM Natural Leave Wood Tipped Cigars in four premium flavor blends: classic clove, cherry, vanilla and rum, combined with Kretek’s strong introductory program, display allowances, promotions and merchandising will increase your cigar sales.

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NACS 2011 Pure Smoke

E-Cigarettes are a growing category. Watch this video to learn how PureSmoke’s customized marketing solutions, pre-priced disposals in two flavors, starter kit series and incentive programs will help you capitalize on sales in this growing category.

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NACS 2011 Swedish Match

“Fresh as the day they were made!” HTL cigar brands exhibited at NACS; Garcia Vega, Game and White Owl. White Owl sweets and Green Sweets. 100% Freshness Guarantee is key to Swedish Match’s product offerings. New and improved line of Game cigarillos with new wrap. White Owl White Grape with a slow burning wrapper. Foil

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Blueberry Cigarillos

Extending its product lineup with a new flavor, Swisher has introduced the new Swisher Sweets Blueberry Cigarillos. The new product features special introductory pricing as well as Swisher’s innovative Sealed Fresh foil wrappers. Reaction to the new flavor among consumers has been extremely positive, and the special introductory pricing is expected to help Swisher Sweets

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Driving OTP Sales

While cigar sales do not approach those of cigarettes, they offer convenience stores better margins. Plus, new flavors and competitive pricing are keeping customers interested in the category. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. Other tobacco products (OTP) in general and cigars in particular continue to earn more shelf space in convenience stores, and the higher

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Premium E-Cigarette

Kretek International Inc. offers a new line of CIG2O e-cigarette products. The CIG2O rechargeable water vapor cigarette was developed in the U.S. for Kretek by Spark Industries. CIG2O e-cigarettes were successfully launched in smoke shops early in 2010. The strength of adult consumer response led to the current nationwide roll out. The initial product line

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New Lagunas Premium Cigarettes

Kretek International Inc. has launched Lagunas brand premium imported cigarettes by Djarum in the U.S. The Lagunas blend was developed by an international team from Djarum and Kretek over a two-year period of blending and testing. Lagunas’ taste is characterized by a unique combination of tobaccos from the U. S., Brazil Indonesia, Turkey and Greece,

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Center For Tobacco Products Postpones Meeting

New meeting date will be announced soon. FDA is postponing the Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory (TPSAC) meeting scheduled for Nov. 2-3, 2011. The meeting is being rescheduled because key participants were unavailable due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. A new meeting date will be announced in the Federal Register. For more information:  <http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/TobaccoProductsScientificAdvisoryCommittee/ucm276969.htm

Pure Smoke

E-Cigarettes are a growing category. Watch this video to learn how PureSmoke’s customized marketing solutions, pre-priced disposals in two flavors, starter kit series and incentive programs will help you capitalize on sales in this growing category.

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Next Generation E-Cigarettes

PureSmoke has launched its next generation of disposable e-cigarettes in two flavors: Classic Tobacco and Cool Mint. Pre-priced at $9.99, each stick is equivalent to two packs of traditional cigarettes, offering the greatest value to adult tobacco consumers. The 12-count retail carton converts into a countertop display making it easy to merchandise. Build your category

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Philip Morris Wins First Engle Trial

“Even though we won this trial, we continue to believe that the Engle trial structure is fundamentally unfair and unconstitutional,” says Philip Morris spokesperson. A Fort Myers jury today decided in favor of Philip Morris USA and other tobacco companies in the first Engle case to be tried in Lee County (Szymanski). This marks the

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Disposable E-Cigs

Logic Technology offers Logic Disposable Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigs) that provide an alternative for traditional smokers, allowing them to avoid the 4,000 toxins found in cigarettes, while replicating the sensory experience of smoking. To perfect the sensory experience, Logic used six combined pending patents to duplicate the smoking experience without lighting or burning tobacco—fulfilling a smoker’s

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FDA, NIH Announce Joint Tobacco Study

Tobacco use and risk perceptions will be reviewed during this collaboration—the first since the passing of the 2009 Tobacco Control Act.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have announced a joint, large-scale, national study of tobacco users to monitor and assess the behavioral and health impacts of

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Eliminate Cigarette Odor

Scentria Corp., innovator of GoneSmoke, the first dry aerosol odor eliminator, sports a new look: bold graphics with an image of a woman spraying GoneSmoke over her hair. The company now offers a smaller footprint with a two-tier rack. When GoneSmoke is placed on the front counter near lighter racks, stores are seeing great sell-through,

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New Lagunas Premium Cigarettes

Kretek International Inc. has launched Lagunas brand premium imported cigarettes by Djarum in the U.S. The Lagunas blend was developed by an international team from Djarum and Kretek over a two-year period of blending and testing. Lagunas’ taste is characterized by a unique combination of tobaccos from the U. S., Brazil Indonesia, Turkey and Greece,

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