Tobacco is a legal product sold responsibly in convenience stores and is a category that is important to the economic viability of the convenience store industry.
Congress raised the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products to 21 years old.
FDA issues guidance banning fruity and mint flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes on the market.
There is legislation in Congress to close the online loophole of e-cigarettes to minors by requiring an in-person ID check at time of delivery. It’s the current requirement for traditional cigarettes sold over the Internet and NACS believes that since the law has been successful in dealing with cigarettes, it should be expanded to apply to e-cigarettes as well.
In an effort to reduce the incidence of smoking, particularly among minors, and to improve the safety of tobacco products, Congress passed a law giving the Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over the manufacturing and retailing of tobacco.
The cigarettes produced with pipe tobacco at a lower tax rate put retailers who sell legal products and pay the applicable cigarette taxes at a considerable disadvantage.