CHICAGO — David Tooley knows the negative effect a tobacco flavor sales ban can have on a convenience-store’s back bar.
That did not make the blow any easier when California enacted a statewide ban on Aug. 28.
“It’s devastating,” Tooley told CSP. “I think we all felt something was coming. I think we held out hope that maybe it wasn’t going to be quite as restrictive, but it’s going to have a huge ripple at the beginning of the year when it goes into effect.”