E-Cigarettes Face FDA Backlash

Robust profit margins in the e-cig segment face pressure from federal regulators in addition to being squeezed by recent U.S. tariffs against China. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor At midnight on Aug. 23, the second tranche of President Trump’s tariffs officially took effect, levying a 25% tax on 279 products from China, including electronic […]

Pre-Filled Pods

This fall, blu is offering myblu INTENSE Nicotine Salt Liquidpods—a line of pre-filled pods that offer the benefits of an e-cig with the satisfaction of a traditional cigarette—in retailers across the country. myblu INTENSE are pre-filled pods made for the myblu device that feature blu’s proprietary blend of nicotine salt e-liquid with Pyrisalt. Providing a […]

How Are Cigarettes Faring?

Even though cigarettes are facing increasing taxes and regulations, the cigarette category remains a key component in c-stores’ bottom lines. By Lisa White, Contributing Editor The cigarette category continues to face volume struggles based on several factors, including health risks, social pressures, purchase age law increases, public smoking laws, migration to alternative tobacco products and […]

Blueberry-Coconut Cigarillos

Customers looking for an out of this world taste combination can find it in Swisher Sweets Limited Edition Coco Blue Cigarillos. It is a blast off to a taste sensation when tangy blueberry and creamy coconut are combined. Available for a limited time in a resealable two-count pouch with the “Sealed Fresh” guarantee, Swisher Sweets […]

TPE 2019 Announces New Tradeshow Details

TPE 2019 offers 25% more floor space than last year. TPE 2019, the first big tobacco, vapor and alternative accessory industries tradeshow of the year, is announcing new details. Bringing together the best people, companies and products in the tobacco, vapor and alternative accessory business, TPE 2019 is already a must-attend event for exhibitors looking […]

Bundled Premium Cigars

Arango Cigar Co. recently introduced value-priced NICARANGO Cigars at the 2018 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show to rave reviews. This exclusive Nicaraguan hand-made cigar is a new addition to Arango’s extensive line of premium cigars, briar pipes, pipe tobaccos and accessories. NICARANGO is a mellow-bodied yet robust and full-flavored cigar that is […]

Cigarette Disposer

Forte Products’ Cigarette Disposer is the most convenient and sanitary unit of its kind available in the market. This efficient receptacle keeps grounds free of cigarette butts and prevents unwanted odors in your environment. The opening of the unit is just the right size to ensure that butts are easy to dispose while discouraging any […]

Smokeless Tobacco Remains Stable

Despite lingering health concerns and the threat of continued regulation, smokeless remains a durable part of c-store tobacco sets. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Smokeless tobacco remains a dependable product category, with popular brands like Copenhagen, Skoal and Grizzly, a plethora of price promotions, and a solid customer base made larger by Americans transitioning from […]

FDA Targets E-Cigarette Makers

Pointing to Juul specifically, agency says top-selling brands have 60 days to provide plans for how they will mitigate sales to minors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a ban on flavored e-cigarettes from Juul Labs and other companies as it grapples with an “epidemic” of youth e-cigarette use that threatens to […]

Payless Cigars & Pipes Forced to Move Headquarters From Boulder

Colorado Governor vetoes bill that lowered taxes on non-cigarette tobacco products sold out of state. Payless Cigars & Pipes, a company owned by The Cigarette Store Corp. / Smoker Friendly was forced to move from the company headquarters in Boulder, Colo. to New Port Richey, Fla. near Tampa Bay. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed SB […]