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According to the NACS State of the Industry Report of 2014 Data, sales of tobacco products (cigarettes and other tobacco products) represent approximately 38% of in-store sales at U.S. convenience stores. Tobacco is a legal product and one that is important to the economic viability of the convenience store industry.  


NACS supports retailers verifying age on e-cigarette purchases to most responsibly sell these products long before FDA proposed its deeming rule. NACS supports its members’ ability to sell these products responsibly.

Roll-Your-Own Tobacco

The cigarettes produced with pipe tobacco at a lower tax rate put retailers who sell legal products and pay the applicable cigarette taxes at a considerable disadvantage.

FDA Regulation of Tobacco

In an effort to reduce the incidence of smoking, particularly among minors, and to improve the safety of tobacco products, Congress passed a law giving the Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over the manufacturing and retailing of tobacco.


 Compliance Resource Center


In February, an administrative law judge ruled that retailers cannot be charged with two violations for a single inspection and retailers are entitled to a hearing to challenge warning letters (or other penalties). Although the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is appealing that case, NACS has prepared a toolkit that allows NACS members to make similar arguments in response to complaints and warning letters from CTP and fully protect their rights.

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 We Card


We Card is a non-profit organization serving retailers of tobacco, alcohol, e-cigarettes, vapor and other age-restricted products.