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A collection of news, articles and other featured content about Tobacco.

an IQOS device

FDA Authorizes IQOS as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product

The decision covers the device and three Marlboro Heatsticks varieties.

TWIC Trailblazer: Altria Group Distribution Co.

The company’s Women in Sales Network helps create a more inclusive culture.

Despite new regulations further challenging the business, tobacco remains a top moneymaker for the nation's convenience stores. In this special “Tobacco Deep Dive” report, a bonus supplement to the Convenience Store News 2020 Industry Report, we present exclusive data and analysis of the cigarettes and other tobacco products categories.

Legislation approval

Tobacco taxes become a key item on lawmakers' agendas.

Cigarettes and non-alcoholic packaged beverages made the greatest gains in dollars per transaction vs. the year-ago week.

convenience store checkout

IRI's New Product Pacesetters report also finds that "blockbuster" product launches returned last year.

tobacco legislation

A 75-percent excise tax on the wholesale price of nicotine vaping products also hits the category on June 1.

Republic Tobacco E-Z Dispenser Cigarette Filter Tube Cartons

The new box design from Republic Tobacco allows filter tubes to be dispensed one at a time.

FDA's cigarette warnings

A U.S. District Court agrees to postpone the deadline to Oct. 16, 2021.

on! oral nicotine

The company aims to ramp up momentum behind its on! and IQOS brands.

Altria's headquarters

The company files 35 applications for on! pouches on behalf of its joint venture, Helix Innovations.

Swisher Sweets Original Red Collectible Summer Pouches

Four unique Fourth of July-themed designs are available for a limited time.

Gov. Tim Walz signs several bills into law on May 16, including the state's new Tobacco 21 rule.

Flavor bans are the new battleground for tobacco legislation. offers beverages, snacks, tobacco and essential grocery items.

NACS and Conexxus are working to complete detailed specifications that will standardize the process at the point-of-sale.

The retailer will utilize the distributor's access to national, regional and local data to maximize its offerings.

Vapor products

Manufacturers now have until Sept. 9 to file applications to remain on the market.

Shopping basket

On April 15, dollars were up 3.9 percent and spend was up 31.3 percent.

Cigarette warnings

If granted, the requirement date would move from June 18, 2021 to Oct. 16, 2021.

tobacco sales at retail

Retailers are already dealing with a decrease in overall sales due to the current health crisis.

Tobacco 21 sign

Retailers on bases are required to begin posting signs about the policy switch on July 1.

Thirteen suppliers are recognized for leading category sales-building efforts in the convenience channel.

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