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Georgia Legislature Adjourns Without Changing Cigar Taxes

During its most recent legislative session, the Georgia Legislature had a pair of bills introduced seeking to change the state’s tobacco tax rate. While one...
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Indiana’s Tobacco Purchasing Age Increases to 21

Indiana’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products is now 21-years-old. The changes were proposed and approved via SB 1, which increased the age to both...
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Virginia’s Cigar Tax Doubles Today

Cigar smokers in Virginia will find their favorite cigars costing a bit more today, as a doubling of the state’s cigar tax rate has gone...
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Pennsylvania’s Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age is Now 21

The new minimum age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternative products in Pennsylvania is now 21-years-old, as a bill passed in Nov. 2019 went into...
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Iowa’s Tobacco Purchasing Age Now 21-Years-Old as Governor Signs Bill

On Monday, Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds, signed SF 2268 into law, which immediately raised the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco and vaping products from...
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Napa, Calif. Passes First Reading of Flavored Tobacco Ban, Parks Smoking Ban

This week, the Napa City Council passed the first reading of an agenda item that will reform a number of aspects of tobacco consumption, namely...
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Bethlehem, N.Y. Approves Tobacco Retailer License Requirement

At its meeting this week, the Bethlehem Town Board approved a pair of items that will affect tobacco retailers, the most notable a requirement for...
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California Senate Approves Flavored Tobacco Ban

The California State Senate has approved a bill that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products within the state, a move that comes amidst...
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FDA Tells Court It Won’t Delay September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is not planning on delaying the current Sept. 9, 2020 deadline by which cigar companies will have to...
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Malibu, Calif. Plans Smoking Ban for Parks, Open Spaces

The Malibu City Council voted unanimously in favor of an extension to its smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in city parks and open spaces....
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Palatine, Ill. Makes Tobacco Possession Age 21-Years-Old

In an attempt to close what they saw as a loophole in Illinois’ tobacco purchasing age law, leaders in the village of Palatine have raised...
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