Logansport lawmaker sponsors vaping overhaul after FBI probe

Logansport lawmaker sponsors vaping overhaul after FBI probe INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Indiana Senate say they want to overhaul a vaping law that sparked an FBI probe. State Sen. Randy Head of Logansport says he’s sponsoring legislation that will give state government more regulatory control over the production of the liquid used […]

FDA Publishes Final Rule To Reduce Ambiguity For Products Made Or Derived From Tobacco

The FDA on Jan. 9th published a final rule entitled Clarification of When Products Made or Derived From Tobacco Are Regulated as Drugs, Devices, or Combination Products; Amendments to Regulations Regarding “Intended Uses” to clarify that products made or derived from tobacco will be regulated as drugs, devices or combination products rather than tobacco products […]

Fontem, Nu Mark End E-Cig Patent Fight With Settlement

By Matthew Bultman Law360, New York (January 6, 2017, 4:40 PM EST) — Fontem Ventures BV has reached a settlement with Nu Mark LLC in a fight over electronic cigarette patents, ending an infringement lawsuit as well as challenges that Nu Mark had launched attacking the validity of the patents.  Fontem, a unit of U.K tobacco […]

Donald John Bores – November 21, 1934 – December 1, 2016

With sadness I pass on this information. Don helped me greatly and I will miss him greatly. Lou Donald John Bores November 21, 1934 ~ December 1, 2016 Just 10 days after celebrating his 82nd birthday at home in Apopka, Florida, Don, ‘Pops’ Bores received an opportunity for yet another venture that he could not […]

NJOY Files for Bankruptcy

The e-cigarette manufacturer files for relief under Chapter 11 after its Kings 2.0 fails to perform. NJOY Inc., the electronic cigarette manufacturer, filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code late Friday, Sept. 16, in Delaware. The failure of NJOY’s Kings 2.0 device was behind the bankruptcy filing, […]

FDA Inspects Retailers for Tobacco Regulation Violations

The fines for tobacco regulation violations have been increased for all fines issued after Aug. 1, 2016. A new report from the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) has revealed that 55 retailers have received warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for selling tobacco products to a minor decoy. No fines were […]

The Value of BARS Reporting

Build Both External & Internal Value Using BARS Reports The value of incorporating the BARS Reporting Program into company culture when it comes to the sale of age-sensitive products such as alcohol and tobacco is both external and internal.  Sharing each and every result from the store visits provided by the BARS Program with the […]

Rising Cig Taxes Force Pennsylvania Couple to Close C-store

Dollar hike went into effect Aug. 1. August 15, 2016, 01:26 pm SHARON, Pa. — August ushered in a $1 hike in Pennsylvania’s cigarette excise tax to $2.60 per pack. The move pushed Pennsylvania up the ladder to the 10th highest cigarette tax in the United States. It also pushed one local convenience store out […]