Legislation

Manhattan, Kan. Approves Exemption to Allow Smoking in Cigar Shops

Cigar lounges could soon be able to allow their customers to light up inside.

OMB Says NPRM on Nicotine Limits Coming in May 2023 (Update)

According to one White House agency, we should get a first look at how FDA plans on creating nicotine limits for cigarettes next year. As of now, it remains unclear whether this would affect premium cigars.

Florida Governor Signs Bill Allowing Beach and Park Smoking Bans, Premium Cigars Exempted

Cities and counties are now able to enact their own smoking bans, but they can’t ban smoking cigars.

Scotts Valley, Calif. to Ban Flavored Tobacco Products as of July 15

With the ordinance’s passage, Santa Cruz County has a complete ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products.

Los Angeles Mayor Signs Flavored Tobacco Ban Into Law

On Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco products as of Jan. 1, 2023.

Report: Biden Administration Intends on Limiting Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

More than four years after it first formally announced the idea, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) appears set to take the next steps to introduce nicotine limits for cigarettes.

Report: Mexico Plans to Ban Smoking in Most Public Areas, New Tobacco Advertising Restrictions

Mexico is set to get very restrictive smoking and tobacco advertising laws. The move is the latest in a series of anti-tobacco initiatives from the Mexican government.

Los Angeles Bans Flavored Tobacco Sales, Hookah Lounges Exempt

Flavored cigar sales will become illegal in Los Angeles effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Oklahoma Drops Fines for Underage Tobacco Purchasers

Now, those caught violating the rule will have to go to a tobacco education class.

Cigar Groups Ask Federal Court to Throw Out FDA Regulations

Three cigar trade groups and the FDA walk into a Washington D.C. federal court room and the judge says… Seriously, there was a surprising number of jokes made during one of the most important hearings about the future of cigar regulation to date.