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Menthol's stubbed out
12 May, 2020

From May 20, the sale of menthol cigarettes is banned. This ban applies to capsule, click on, click & roll, crushball and dual menthol cigarettes but not to heated tobacco products or e-cigs. This means you need to sell through any remaining stock of menthol cigarettes before May 20 and also advise staff on alternatives to sell to menthol customers.

JTI survey finds retailers more prepared for menthol ban
15 May, 2020

With the Menthol and Capsule Cigarette Ban just days away on May 20, a study conducted by JTI has revealed what retailers expect current menthol and capsule smokers to do once the legislation comes into effect.

Philip Morris unveils Buy-Back system for menthol cigarettes
01 May, 2020

Philip Morris Limited (PML) has revealed further details of its ‘Buy-Back’ system to support retailers following the ban on menthol cigarettes, as IQOS Menthol Kits become available to stock. 


Logic Compact Intense range expands into independents
17 April, 2020

JTI’s e-cigarette company Logic has expanded distribution of its Logic Compact Intense range into the independent and wholesale channels.

JUUL Labs adds a new menthol flavour to its range
17 April, 2020

A new Menthol flavour JUULpod has been launched by e-cigarette company JUUL Labs.

JTI introduces 3-in-1 rolling tobacco Holborn Yellow variant
03 April, 2020

JTI has launched a new 3-in-1 rolling tobacco variant into the Holborn Yellow brand family.

JTI unveils alternatives in run-up to menthol and capsule cigarette ban
30 March, 2020

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has announced it will be launching a series of new alternative products with distinctive tobacco blends plus product and pack innovations ahead of the menthol and capsule cigarette ban.

STG adds peppermint option to Signature cigar range
21 February, 2020

Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK has launched a new addition to its Signature cigar range  - Signature Dual Filter Cigarillos.

Republic Technologies brings out NPD under its Swan brand
07 February, 2020

Tobacco accessories specialist Republic Technologies (UK) is launching what it describes as its biggest ever NPD programme with the introduction of six new filters from the Swan brand.

Safety first
13 January, 2020

The reports of deaths, as well as illness, relating to vaping that are coming over from the US are startling to say the least. However, vaping product suppliers trading here in the UK are keen to reassure vapers and retailers that the products causing the problems in the US are black market/counterfeit THC vaping products THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the main active ingredient in cannabis.

Have you introduced a new way of doing business/added new services during the pandemic, that you will continue to offer in the future?