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 […]

Prof. Glantz Says Vaping May Be 1/3 To 1/2 As Harmful As Cigarettes

Prof. Glantz Says Vaping May Be 1/3 To 1/2 As Harmful As Cigarettes University of California, San Francisco Prof. Stanton Glantz said that even though eVapor products deliver fewer carcinogens than conventional cigarettes, agencies concerned about public health “should consider them at least 1/3 as bad as cigarettes and maybe as high as half as […]

Smoking in 2016, Where Are We Now?

Smoking in 2016, Where Are We Now? …………………………………………   Prevalence & Monitoring   There are 1 billion smokers in the world.   That is 1 in 7 people. Almost 4 in 5 of the world’s smokers live in low & middle income countries. Only 1 in 3 countries monitor tobacco use by repeating nationally representative […]

Suit Filed Against FDA’s Deeming Regulations

Suit Filed Against FDA’s Deeming Regulations July 15, 2016 CSD Staff : 0 Comments The country’s tobacco associations have filed nine counts against the FDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On Friday, July 15, 2016, the country’s three major cigar and tobacco industry associations filed suit against the U.S. Food and Drug […]