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“Vape” Chosen as Word of the Year

Vape is part of the English language and a popular word at that, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.   The Oxford English Dictionary has selected “vape” as its word of the year. The dictionary defines vape as a verb meaning “to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device. “A

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Vaping Group Derides Wisconsin Ban

Council looks to ban vaping in all locations in the Madison where smoking tobacco is banned.   Today, the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, reacted to the introduction of an ordinance by members of the Madison City Council that would ban vaping in all

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Moist Tobacco Six-Pack Tubs

CN Smokeless Co. LLC is bringing some muscle to the traditional moist tobacco category with its latest introduction: Klondike Premium Moist Tobacco Six-Pack Tubs. The Klondike Six-Pack Tub is redefining what a tub should be by eliminating the mess and hassle of traditional tubs. Adult tobacco consumers are saying “no” to the time-consuming and messy

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American Vaping Association Demands Correction From FDA Commissioner

FDA Chief accuses thousands of e-cigarette companies of marketing to kids. The American Vaping Association, anadvocate for the benefits of vaping products, such as electronic cigarettes, is calling on FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg to retract and apologize for false and slanderous comments she made in an interview published yesterday by Medscape. “These products are

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Westminster, Mass. Proposes Tobacco Sales Ban

Applause cancels public meeting. On Wednesday evening of this week, the Westminster, Mass. Board of Health scheduled a public hearing regarding a first of its kind proposal in the country that would ban the sale of all tobacco products in the town. Currently, there are seven retailers licensed to sell tobacco products in Westminster, which

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Hoping to Ignite

C-stores search for the key to unlocking the marketability of e-cigars. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Electronic cigarette sales are soaring and the vapor tank-mods business is growing. But when it comes to e-cigars, convenience store operators may find unlocking their untapped potential a challenge. While e-cigarettes are sometimes used as a buffer against traditional

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Cigar Issues Still Fresh

For convenience stores that sell cigars, it’s business as usual—at least until regulators say otherwise. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Now that the comment period on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations has passed, only time will tell what restrictions might affect the cigar segment, which is still alive and well. A

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Altria/ Philip Morris Raising Cigarette Prices

“We expect the tobacco stocks to react favorably tomorrow to news of this list price increase,” says a Wells Fargo analyst. Altria/ Philip Morris USA is increasing cigarette prices on its core brands by $0.07 per pack (approximately a 2-3% increase), or 70 cents per carton on all brands except L&M, according to a report

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Mango Cigarillos

Maintaining its tradition of introducing award-winning limited edition FoilFresh cigarillo flavors, Swedish Match is proud to announce Game Mango. The limited time seasonal flavor has the tropical taste of mango that enhances the natural leaf cigars to deliver a slow, smooth and sweet smoking experience. Game Mango will be available on Jan. 7 in two-for-99-cents

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Kayak Snuff

Swisher International proves that oversized can still be convenient. The new Kayak Man Can was introduced nationally Oct. 20, 2014. The newly-designed packaging contains 12 regular-sized cans worth of quality moist snuff tobacco and fits perfectly in a cup holder, so customers can conveniently take it in the car, truck or boat. The Kayak Man

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Wells Fargo Weighs In On E-Cigarette Sales

Vuse currently leading e-cigarette category when it comes to c-store dollar share. E-cigarette c-store dollar sales sequentially accelerated to 42.4% in the period ending Oct. 25, driven by 75% unit growth, partially offset by a decline of 19% in net pricing, according to Wells Fargo Securities LLC. Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) has further solidified itself

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NATO Announces Board of Director Election Results

The 2015 NATO Board of Director election results have been finalized and the following individuals were elected to a two-year term: Retail Board Members Elected: Mary Szarmach (The Cigarette Store Corp./Smoker Friendly), Phil Metzinger (Brookshire Bros.), Bob Roberts (Smoke’em, Inc.), Bob Sanft (Xtramart Stores), Tony Stapleton (7-Eleven,Inc.), and Stacie Tonniges (Casey’s General Stores). Wholesale Board

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Kretek Names Central Region Sales Director

Jay Kloepfer brings additional multi-channel experience to company’s growth and category expansion. Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum and Cuban Rounds Cigar brands, Voodoo and EZ-Cig e-vapor products, DjEEP lighters, Nuvino Wines, and VirMax performance products, has named Jay Kloepfer as central region sales director. Kloepfer joins Kretek from Tantus Tobacco and

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NJOY No. 1 in Vaping Retail Sales, Says IRI

Entire vaping category sees double-digit growth. NJOY, one of the world’s largest independent e-cigarette and vaping company, announced that its new NJOY vaping product line captured the No. 1 rank for U.S. retail vaping sales according to IRI. IRI’s Multi-Outlet data measurement combines both accessories and e-liquids during the most recent four-week period ending Oct.

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Zebra Smoke is the Premier Manufacturer of Electronic Cigarettes, Disposables & Rechargeable

With experience of over three years, we have found that smokers who switch to e-cigs (electronic vaporizers) are enjoying tobacco-free cigarettes without flicking messy ashes or cigarette butts. We sell at wholesale & retail and online at zebrasmoke.com. In our convenience online shop we offer free shipping on all orders over $100. We offer excellent

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Honey Bourbon Cigars

The makers of Backwoods, the leading all-natural tobacco cigar in the U.S., is introducing its first limited edition variant—a unique blend of smooth Kentucky bourbon and golden honey flavors. Backwoods Honey Bourbon will be available in singles and five packs. It begins shipping in November. Supporting the launch will be advertising in leading trade publications,

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Cheyenne International Appoints New CEO

Former chief financial officer takes the helm. Cheyenne International LLC announced that its board of directors has appointed David Scott, 58, as CEO and president of the company. Scott has served as chief financial officer and board member since the company’s inception in 2002 and will transition to the new role effective immediately. “We are

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Fire & Ice Cigarillos

Do you have a taste for spicy hot cinnamon or icy cool mint? Swisher Sweets satisfies both with the introduction of its latest limited edition cigarillos. Swisher Sweets Blazing Fire has an intense cinnamon taste that’s both sweet and spicy. Swisher Sweets Arctic Ice provides a cold and frosty blast of icy mint. These two

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Tantus Tobacco Welcomes New Vice President of Sales

Hubbard comes to Tantus Tobacco with more than 28 years of experience. Tantus Tobacco Sales announced that Steve Hubbard has joined the Tantus team as vice president of sales. With over 28 years of sales experience, Hubbard was formerly vice president of sales and operations for The Britt Hunt Co. LLC, which is the largest

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Kretek Announces Employee Promotions

Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum and Cuban Rounds Cigars, Voodoo and EZ Cig e-vapor products , DjEEP lighters, Nuvino Wines, and VirMax male performance products, has named Sean Teninty as trade marketing director and Kevin Newman as director of marketing of Phillips & King, Kretek’s specialty tobacco distribution company. Trade Marketing

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Imperial Selects Greensboro As Headquarters For New Company

“This wonderful facility is in the heart of tobacco country, near our factories and has the infrastructure to accommodate the enlarged business,” the company says. Imperial Tobacco Group has announced that it has selected Greensboro, N.C. as the location of the new company it is forming from its existing business in the U.S. and the

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Swisher International To Acquire Drew Estate

“As a family business, they understood the culture we have created and completely supported our desire to keep our family at Drew Estate intact,” says Drew Estate Co-Founder. Swisher International Inc. and Drew Estate Tobacco Co. disclosed today that they have entered into a definitive purchase agreement whereby Swisher International will acquire Drew Estate in

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Finding a Niche

Vaping products are helping offset declining cigarette sales. Howard Riell, Associate Editor With cigarette sales continuing their seemingly irreversible decline, c-store operators are making up lost dollars with electronic cigarettes and, most recently, refillable vapor tanks. Driving that business forward, however, is a bit trickier than traditional cigarettes, requiring better merchandising and an increased knowledge

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New Rechargeable E-Cig Kit

blu eCigs recently unveiled its new blu PLUS+ Rechargeable Kit, offering an enhanced rechargeable kit that has been redesigned to better fulfill adult smokers’ desire for more satisfaction through a consistent, enjoyable experience. Only one week into pre-order sales, blu eCigs quickly experienced a sellout of this product. In response to the sellout, blu eCigs

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E-Cig Brands Vie For Dollar Share

Wells Fargo examines electronic cigarette market leaders. In the electronic cigarette segment, Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) quickly hit the No. 1 dollar share position in the c-store channel, with Lorillard falling to the No. 2 position, followed by Logic and Altria (MO), Wells Fargo Securities LLC reported, citing Nielsen data for the period ended Sept.

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