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Tobacco Sales Require Basic Training

Developing programs to discourage non-compliant sales to minors is good business. By Steve Sandman The youth nicotine “epidemic” that Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food...

Cracking Down on Menthol

The c-store industry reacts to the  latest proposed cigarette ban. Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor Just before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dished...

NYACS Applauds C-Stores Preventing Underage Tobacco Sales

More than 95% of New York c-stores refused to sell tobacco to undercover minors in latest report. New York convenience stores have greatly improved their...

22nd Century Files MRTP with FDA

Applies to advertise very low nicotine content cigarettes as containing 95% less nicotine. 22nd Century Group Inc., a plant biotechnology company focused on tobacco harm...

Altria Invests $12.8 Billion in JUUL

JUUL to remain fully independent while having access to Altria’s infrastructure. Altria Group Inc. has closed a $12.8 billion investment in JUUL Labs Inc., the...

Juul Valued At $38 billion In Deal with Altria

Tobacco group’s 35% stake in e-cigarette maker will more than double its worth. Marlboro cigarette maker Altria Group is set to take a 35% stake...

U.S. Surgeon General Warns Against Vaping

The government's top doctor is joining the fray of regulators looking to curb vaping among younger users. The U.S. Surgeon General is urging swift action...

Congress Legalizes Hemp Giving Green Light to CBD

President Trump is expected to sign the Farm Bill into law. On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Congress passed the U.S. Farm Bill, which legalized hemp, a...

Altria Invests in Canadian Marijuana Company

Altria looks ahead to cannabis market. Altria is moving into the cannabis market, investing $2.4 billion in Toronto-based Cronos Group, a Canadian medical and recreational...

Altria Ending Production of MarkTen and Green Smoke

Financial performance and regulatory restrictions to blame for the end of MarkTen and Green Smoke production. Altria Group Inc. is stopping production and distribution of...

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