Call to Action

Why public policy issues matter to you and your business

By
Mitch Morrison, Vice President & Group Editor

Despite the enactment of federal regulation of tobacco products, the category continues to attract the attention of federal, state and local legislators and regulators.

This activity, in some cases spawned by financial grants from the federal government, has affected manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Considering that cigarettes and other tobacco products represent nearly 40% of in-store convenience store sales, adverse legislation could cripple a retailer’s sales, foot traffic, and profitability—and have resounding effects on employment and overall business growth.

Tobacco manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers all have a role to play in understanding tobacco-related legislative and regulatory issues and doing what we can to shape a desirable outcome.