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California’s Flavored Tobacco Ban Goes to Voters After Referendum Signatures Certified

On Friday, the California Secretary of State’s office certified that a referendum challenging the state’s ban on flavored tobacco sales had garnered more than the...
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Biden Administration Announces Regulatory Freeze, Includes Substantial Equivalence Updates Passed Earlier This Week

As is common for new presidential administrations, the Biden administration has announced a regulatory freeze on all new and pending rules introduced in the last...
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FDA Codifies Premium Cigar Definition; Finalizes SE for Flavored Cigars & Other Tobacco Products

Yesterday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced finalized rules for premarket product approval through substantial equivalence (SE) or the premarket tobacco product applications...
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North Dakota Senate Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

North Dakota’s Senate has moved its state one step closer to modifying state law to require the minimum age to purchase tobacco change from 18...
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South Fulton, Ga. Passes Updated Smoking Ban

Citing the absence of a statewide law to protect people from secondhand smoke, the South Fulton City Council has passed an ordinance that will ban...
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Beverly Hills, Calif.’s Tobacco Sales Ban Now In Effect, Cigar Lounges Remain Exempt

One of the most restrictive pieces of anti-tobacco legislation in the country has gone into effect, as retailers in Beverly Hills are now prohibited from...
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Oregon’s Cigar Tax Cap Increases Today

Cigars in Oregon will be getting a bit more expensive today, as a tax increase approved by voters in November has gone into effect. The...
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Colorado’s Tobacco Tax Increase Begins Today

Colorado already had one of the highest cigar tax rates in the country, and today it has gotten even higher. Proposition EE, which was approved...
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Florida Senator Renews Push For Beach Smoking Bans

Florida State Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, is renewing his fight to allow local municipalities decide whether they want to ban smoking on their beaches, as...
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Missouri Bill Would Allow Cities to Enact Local Tobacco Taxes

When the Missouri State Legislature kicks off its 2021 session, it will be considering a bill that would allow local municipalities to increase the tax...
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California’s Flavored Tobacco Ban Delayed Until Signature Verification Process Complete

California’s flavored tobacco ban will not take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. When, or if it takes effect remains to be seen. The Superior Court...
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