Legislation

Colorado Legislature to Debate Ban on Flavored Tobacco

A bill has been introduced into the Colorado Legislature that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco and nicotine products. House Bill 1064 was…

Mississippi Legislator Files Bill to Increase State’s Tobacco Tax

A bill introduced into the Mississippi House of Representatives this week is seeking to raise the state’s tobacco taxes from 15 percent of the wholesale…

Washington, D.C. Will Require COVID-19 Vaccines to Enter Cigar Bars

Effective Saturday, Jan. 15, if you would like to enter a cigar bar in Washington, D.C., you must show proof of vaccination. Mayor Muriel Bowser…

Massive Cigar Tax Hike Proposed in New Mexico

A new bill introduced in the New Mexico House of Representatives would dramatically increase the cost of cigars by more than tripling the tax on…

Redwood City, Calif. Passes Flavored Tobacco Ban, Other Sales Restrictions

At its most recent meeting, the Redwood City City Council unanimously passed a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products as well as other…

Colorado Lawmakers Working on Flavored Tobacco, Vape Ban for 2022

Next year, lawmakers in Colorado will once again try to ban the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products. According to The Denver Post, Rep. Kyle…

Denver City Council Fails to Override Veto on Flavored Tobacco Ban

On Friday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock vetoed a proposed ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products, and on Monday, the city council came up…

Denver, Colo. Mayor Vetoes Flavored Tobacco Ban

Plans for a ban on the sale of most forms of flavored tobacco in Denver, Colo. came to a halt on Friday after Mayor Michael…

New Zealand Legislators to Debate Complete Ban on Tobacco Sales

After the New Zealand Ministry of Health published a discussion document called “Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan” in mid-April, it has unveiled its proposal to effectively ban…

Denver Restricting Flavored Tobacco Products in 2023, Cigar Shops Exempt

Earlier tonight, the Denver City Council approved a ban on most flavored tobacco products. It will take effect on July 1, 2023 and, most importantly…

Philadelphia’s Flavored Tobacco Ban Loses in Court Again

Nearly one year after a federal court granted an injunction preventing Philadelphia from banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, a federal appeals court has…