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NEWS FROM FDA

Resource Center: Menthol/Flavors

August 2nd is the deadline to submit comments to FDA on the proposed bans of menthol in cigarettes and flavors in cigars. Read OWMA's comments and get resources for your comments here.

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New Name. New Look. Same Great Meeting.

Join us at the Midwest Wholesale Distributors Conference! Industry and business sessions, golf, cigar dinner and bourbon tasting, OWMA annual meeting and time with industry colleagues and friends.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Retail Tobacco Messages Agreement

Major tobacco companies have come to an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over tobacco-related messaging at retail. Read more here.

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

FDA suspends JUUL marketing denial order

The agency is giving additional review to the company's marketing applications.

OWMA GOLF CLASSIC

June 27th at Pinnacle Golf Club

Don't miss this great day of fun and golf with industry friends! Includes short pre-golf all member meeting.

WORKERS COMP & SAFETY

Drug-Free Workplace

Employers can be reimbursed for having Drug-Free Workplace program

NEWS FROM FDA

Menthol and flavored cigars update

Rules to ban menthol in cigarettes and flavors in cigars announced. Comment period open through July 5th.

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

OMB completes flavored tobacco review

Notes unfunded mandate and sends to FDA to file for comments.

NEWS FROM FDA

Center for Tobacco Products Update: Product Marketing

FDA Issues Marketing Decisions on NJOY Ace E-Cigarette Products

NEWS FROM OHIO

Statehouse Bill Tracking

OWMA shares support for bill aimed at catalytic converter theft, and updates on other Statehouse issues.

NEWS FROM FDA

Center for Tobacco Products Update: Product Marketing

CTP issues Marketing Denial Orders to Fontem US for myblu products; ITG Brands responds with statement of intent to appeal.

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

Synthetic Nicotine Regulation

Effective dates of federal synthetic nicotine regulation.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Wage and Hour Enforcement

Department of Labor wage and hour enforcement initiative focuses on the warehouse industry.

WORKERS COMP & SAFETY

Resources from Sedgwick and BWC

Opportunities to engage your management and employees in workplace safety.

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

Menthol ban regs sent to OMB

CTP director's blog and upcoming webinar discuss agency plans.

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

FDA closer to releasing proposed menthol regs

CTP director's blog and upcoming webinar discuss agency plans.

WORKERS COMP & SAFETY

Resources from Sedgwick and BWC

Are you maximizing savings and safety training opportunities?

NEWS FROM OHIO

Marijuana Proposal Certified

Secretary of State certifies signatures, sending proposed marijuana statute to Legislature.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Is your OSHA Form 300A Ready?

The summary of 2021 job related injuries/illnesses, including Covid-19, is due Feb 1st.

WORKERS COMP & SAFETY

Resources from Sedgwick and BWC

The new year is a good time to take a fresh look at workplace safety.

NEWS FROM OHIO

Excise tax bad debt relief

Legislation has been introduced to allow wholesalers to recover excise taxes that are part of a bad debt.

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

FDA issues exposure modification order

FDA authorizes a manufacturer to use certain reduced exposure claims regarding nicotine.

NEWS FROM OHIO

Statehouse Bill Tracking

Business Fairness Act, tax amnesty, vaccine mandates and other issues being tracked by OWMA.

INDUSTRY NEWS

C-stores concerned about vaccine mandate

NACS survey shows level of concerns about staffing, hours and overall operations.

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

Nicotine Tax Update

The nicotine tax has been dropped from the Build Back Better (BBB) legislation, eliminating one of the contentious issues holding up the bill.

COVID-19 Resources

Resources and News

Summary of what you need to know about OSHA's Covid vaccination rule for federal contractors and private businesses.

WORKERS COMP & SAFETY

Group Rating Deadlines

November 17th is the deadline to enroll in OWMA's Workers' Comp Group Rating Program, administered by industry leader, Sedgwick.

NEWS FROM OHIO

Statehouse Bill Tracking

Catalytic converter thefts, repeal of the commercial activities tax and allowing a tax credit for providing group health plans are among the bills being tracked by OWMA.

Call to Action

Congress and Tax Increases

The industry is on high alert and engaged as significant tobacco category tax increases continue to be part of the plan for the federal "Build Back Better Act."

NEWS FROM OHIO

Minimum Mark-up Law Changes

Tax Department information release regarding minimum cigarette mark-up law changes, with additional notes from OWMA.

Golf Classic Recap

Congratulations Winners ...

And thank you sponsors!

We Card Awareness Month

September 2021

We Card is focusing on some key reminders to prevent underage tobacco and vapor sales.

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

FDA Marketing Denial Orders

FDA Issues Additional Marketing Denial Orders on ENDS Products

Tri-State 2021

Great to be Back

Following a year of pauses for in-person events, the 2021 Tri-State was a welcome opportunity to network and make new industry connections.

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

Industry Issues Updates

FDA denies e-cigarette marketing applications and other news from Washington.

COVID-19 Resources

Resources and News

See the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration section of the Covid-19 Resources page for an overview of OSHA's Covid-19 revised guidance for workplaces.

INDUSTRY NEWS

More Than Half of Convenience Retailers See Their Grocery Sales Rise Amid COVID-19 Crisis

As customers increasingly turn to their local convenience store for essential items amid the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers are seeing an increase in sales. More than half of c-store retailers (52 percent) reported that their grocery sales increased, according to a national survey of U.S. convenience store owners conducted by NACS, the trade association that represents the convenience and fuel retailing industry.

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