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Last year, our CSP vice president and group editor, Mitch Morrison, called for the FDA to take action on tobacco regulation and resolve a slew of unanswered questions. For the most part, that hasn’t happened. This year, I’m calling for retailers to take action. Don’t wait for the FDA— go on the offensive before it’s too late to build a solid defense.
7-Eleven looking to suburbs, while Kum & Go may be heading downtown
Adds more than 40,000 data points to 2.9 million counts at 1.4 million locations
More than 100 U.S. cities—including Seattle; Boston; Indianapolis; Gainesville, Fla.; Mountain View, Calif.; and Duluth, Minn.—have enacted laws comparable to New York’s, effectively outlawing e-cigarette use in places where smoking is prohibited, such as parks, restaurants, bars, outdoor dining spaces, beaches and office buildings.
Even with the challenge of e-cigs, traditional anti-smoking product sales rose 33% in 2013.
30-site retailer testing system in one convenience store
A look at a dozen bright highlights of our latest print issue
Additional c-stores in Southwest, Southeast benefit earnings, offset revenue decline
After 3 years of growth, hard-sugar-candy sales dropped 5.2% in 2013.

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