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Rhode Island Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Earlier this week, the Rhode Island Senate approved SB 263, a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18-years-old...
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Wildwood Crest, N.J. Bans Smoking on Beaches

At its meeting on Wednesday, the Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance that ban smoking on the municipality’s beaches just as summer is...
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Indianapolis Bans Smoking at Parks

Yesterday, the Indianapolis City Council voted to amend the city’s smoking ban to include city- and county-owned and operated parks. The measure passed by a...
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Florida’s Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill

After vetoing a somewhat similar bill last year, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age to purchase...
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Cigar Groups, FDA Meet Again in Federal Appeals Court

Earlier this morning, the two sides of a cigar industry lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) met once again, this time in...
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Alabama Legislature Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase, Sends to Governor

Alabama could be the next state to officially raise its minimum age to purchase or possess tobacco products, as on Thursday the legislature approved HB...
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Canada’s Proposed Budget Includes Increased Tobacco Taxes

Canada is rarely thought of as a place to buy premium cigars affordably, and there is a good chance that the United States’ northern neighbor...
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Seven Thoughts: Explaining FDA’s Plans to Ban Menthol Cigarettes & “Flavored Cigars”

Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that it was moving forward with plans to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and at...
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Florida Legislature Approves Tobacco Purchase Age Increase (Update)

The Florida legislature has passed a bill that would increase the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21-years-old, aligning it with current...
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Report: Biden Administration Plans Ban on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Mass Market Cigars

The Biden administration will announce plans towards banning menthol cigarettes and flavored mass market cigars according to a report from the Washington Post. It’s unclear...
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Bloomington, Minn. To Ban Flavored Tobacco Sales, Limit Tobacco Retailer Licenses

The Bloomington City Council has voted in favor of an ordinance that will both ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and limit the number...
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