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 […]

E-cig / Vaping update – Bill Godshall

Public Health England – E-cigarettes: a developing public health consensus Joint statement on e-cigarettes by Public Health England and other UK public health organisations https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534708/E-cigarettes_joint_consensus_statement_2016.pdf Public Health England Guidance urges employers and organizations to ALLOW vaping in workplaces and public places, to distinguish harmful smoke from smokefree vapor PHE press release – Vaping in public […]

Five Lawsuits Filed So Far Against Deeming Regulations

Boston University School of Public Health Prof. Michael Siegel said that since Nicopure Labs last month filed the first legal challenge to the FDA’s new deeming regulations, four more lawsuits have been filed against the agency, all of which, he claimed, present “strong and solid” arguments against the deeming regulations, including that the FDA, by […]

V2 Reveals Consumer Response to Federal E-Cig Regulation

June 9, 2016 CSD Staff Nearly half of vapers would turn back to combustible cigarettes if e-cigarettes were taken off the market. A new commissioned study by V2, an e-cigarette retailer, has revealed the reactions of e-cigarette users to the recent decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend federal regulatory control […]