Legislation

PCA Sends Letter to White House Objecting to Proposed $96 Billion Tobacco Tax Hikes

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has sent a letter to the White House objecting to the tobacco taxes included in the Build Back Better Act,…

Coventry, Conn. Bans Smoking on Town Property

With a unanimous 6-0 vote on Monday, the Coventry Town Council passed a ban on the smoking of tobacco and cannabis products on town-owned property….

Massachusetts Town Sued Over Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After Jan. 1, 2000

Last year, residents of Brookline, Mass. approved a change to its town law that banned the sale of tobacco to anyone born after Jan. 1,…

House Tax Bill Includes Massive Cigar Tax Increase

The new major tax bill proposed by Democrats in the House of Representatives would dramatically increase the federal taxes on tobacco products, including more than…

Vernon, Conn. Bans Smoking in Parks, Town-Owned Properties

In response to concerns over the “congregation of large and disruptive crowds” in town-owned parks, Vernon, Conn. has banned smoking on all town-owned properties. It…

FDA Tells Swisher Its Cigars Can Remain on Market Pending SE Reviews, Request Lawsuit Moves to D.C.

There have been a plethora of filings in the lawsuit filed by Swisher against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month, including…

Louisville, Ky. Council Votes Against Cigar Bars

Cigar bars will remain banned in Louisville, Ky. Yesterday, the Lousiville Metro Council voted 11-15 on a cigar bar ordinance. Because the measure failed to…

Swisher Sues FDA Over Sept. 9 Premarket Approval Enforcement

On Sept. 9, 2021, tobacco companies—albeit very few premium cigar companies—could be required to remove their products from shelves while the companies wait for the…

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to California’s Flavored Tobacco Ban

A lawsuit challenging the legality of California’s planned ban on flavored tobacco has been dismissed. On Friday, Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo of the U.S. District…

Bristol, Tenn. Passes Public Smoking Ban

At its meeting this week, the Bristol City Council passed an ordinance that bans smoking and vaping in parks, playgrounds and what is described as…

Senate Agriculture Bill Would Direct FDA to Report on Premium Cigar Exemption

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved S. 2599, the 2022 Agriculture Appropriations bill. In it, language is included that would direct the U.S….