WASHINGTON – On December 19, retail members of NACS, SIGMA (the national trade association representing fuel marketers and convenience store chain retailers) and NATO (National Association of Tobacco Outlets) met with Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb regarding the FDA’s announcement on limiting the sale of flavored e-cigarette products to stores that are adult-only or have adult-only sections.
Retailers in the convenience store industry are leaders in age verification at the point-of-sale. NACS does not support the FDA’s proposed restriction
because it represents a government agency choosing winners and losers in the marketplace. NACS believes convenience store retailers should be allowed to continue selling flavored e-cigarettes as long as they are legal products on the market.
NACS will continue to advocate for the industry’s position with FDA, the Trump Administration and on Capitol Hill.
The FDA has not yet shared a timeline for their plan. Stay tuned to the NACS Daily for more information.