July 8, 2015

Redwood Scientific's new smoking-cessation OTC product will be available in thin-strip form. 

July 8, 2015

California's aggressive anti-smoking statutes have netted a 13% in real health costs associated with the use of tobacco products. 

July 7, 2015

A CDC poll found that the majority of Americans agree: the decision to risk one's health by choosing to smoke should be restricted to adults over 21. 

July 7, 2015

CVS Health is reportedly withdrawing its membership from the United States Chamber of Commerce over the chamber’s stance on smoking, according to The New York Times.

June 23, 2015

Hawaii has become the first state to raise the minimum age of legal access for tobacco products to 21.

May 11, 2015

Cardinal Health franchisees formally prohibit sales of tobacco and tobacco-related products. .

March 26, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday launched its 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign.

January 26, 2015

NJOY announced the appointment of Paul Sturman as its new CEO and president. 


December 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spent only $480 per smoker who quit on account of its 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign,.

December 10, 2014

Cigarette smoking generates as much as $170 billion in annual healthcare spending in the United States, accounting for 8.7% of the total healthcare spend.

December 4, 2014

Two ShopRite stores in Medford and Lawnside, N.J., will stop selling cigarettes beginning Jan. 1, according to an article by The Central Record.

November 14, 2014

Almost 23% of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


October 17, 2014
Canadian pharmacy retailers are up in arms in British Columbia, threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of BC if the group attempts to block tobacco sales in their stores. It's a juxtaposition between advocating for health in all parts of the pharmacy and being responsible to the shareholders of the company. 
To sell or not to sell? That has become the question in both Canada and the United States. 
October 7, 2014

Now in over 100,000 retail locations nationwide, blu eCigs has innovated the electronic cigarette industry in the United States. As an alternative to traditional cigarettes, blu e-cigarettes have no tobacco smoke, smell, or ash. The best-selling e-cigarette brand in the country, blu has distinguished itself by becoming THE standard by which both consumers and retailers measure product quality, innovation, and value.

July 15, 2014

A subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group announced that it will acquire a portfolio of products from Reynolds American, which includes such U.S. cigarette brands as Winston, Kool and Salem, as well as the e-cigarette brand blu.

June 13, 2014

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that teen smoking, drinking and sexual activity have declined.

May 16, 2014

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has presented Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, with its highest honor, the Champion Award, for his company’s leadership in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States.

April 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed a new rule that would extend the agency's tobacco authority to cover additional tobacco products. The proposal is part of the FDA's implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco control Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama in 2009.

March 10, 2014

E-Nicotine Technology has announced details regarding its family of products aimed at helping smokers as they transition off of combustible cigarettes.

February 4, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unveiled its first youth tobacco prevention program, “The Real Cost,” which will target at-risk youth ages 12 to 17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes.

January 30, 2014

Vapor Corp., a U.S.-based electronic cigarette company, will unveil a store-in-store "authorized dealer" retail concept at the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo in Las Vegas.

January 9, 2014

As a brand that got into the business on the ground floor, blu is positioned to continue its role as a major player in the electronic cigarette category.

January 9, 2014

The electronic cigarette category is booming.

January 9, 2014

International Vapor Group has launched a new, refillable electronic cigarette system under its flagship South Beach Smoke brand.