Tobacco


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    Juul exploring potential deal with 3 major tobacco companies, WSJ reports

    The reported preliminary discussions come as the vape maker is dealing with thousands of lawsuits and as legacy cigarette giants wrestle with smoking declines.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Maine is the latest state considering flavored tobacco legislation

    State Senator Jill Duson has submitted a bill proposing a ban on such products as legislators around the country take up measures in the absence of a ruling from the FDA.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Juul settles another 5,000 lawsuits

    The multidistrict litigation covers more than 10,000 individuals and requires payouts to states and territories as well as changes to the company’s marketing.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Jacksons to enter the cannabis segment next year

    Jacksons plans to work with Canadian company CordovaCann on the marijuana shops, starting in Washington, Oregon and Arizona in 2023.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    FDA issues more warnings over CBD. Should c-stores be concerned?

    The warnings target five companies selling CBD-infused products that the agency said may be mistaken for traditional food and beverage items and that, in some cases, are appealing to children.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    California votes to ban most flavored tobacco products

    Voters approved Proposition 31 this week, upholding a law that was signed in 2020 and making California the second state with such a ban.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    Juul planning another major layoff as it struggles to stay afloat

    This will be the e-cigarette maker’s fourth companywide layoff since 2019.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    What happened to CBD in c-stores?

    The pandemic and a hazy regulatory environment stymied the category just as it was taking off. But experts believe CBD can rebound in 2023 and beyond.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    FDA’s denial of menthol e-cigarette products highlights increasing pressure

    The agency last week issued a marketing denial order against several menthol e-cigarette capsules made by Logic Technology Development — the first time it has issued such an order.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Smoker Friendly adds 30 locations to its footprint with latest acquisition

    Two big acquisitions, including Collett Enterprises’ 30 stores and Tobacco Superstores’ 79 locations, have boosted Smoker Friendly’s portfolio by over 60% in 2022.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Philip Morris buys U.S. rights to IQOS as it preps for domestic production

    The company’s $2.7 billion agreement with Altria comes as the cigarette alternative is working to get back into U.S. markets.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
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    DOJ files lawsuits against 6 vaping companies

    This marks the first time the department has filed injunctions against suppliers for failing to heed warning letters by the FDA.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    California flavored tobacco sales hinge on November vote

    Prop 31 could cut revenue for convenience stores in the Golden State in cities where there is not currently a ban on the products.

    By Oct. 19, 2022
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    Juul will pay $438M to settle multistate investigation

    The agreement outlines marketing restrictions for the embattled e-cigarette maker, and follows other settlements centered on how it has allegedly advertised to underage users.

    By Sept. 8, 2022