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Five Things: What Today’s Federal Appeals Court Loss Means for Cigars

Today, the cigar industry suffered a resounding defeat at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. It’s the latest ruling in Cigar...
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Federal Appeals Court Sharply Rejects Cigar Industry’s Appeal in FDA Lawsuit

The three cigar industry trade groups have lost their most recent appeal in the ongoing lawsuit over FDA’s deeming regulations. The decision was unanimous and...
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Supreme Court Declines to Consider Vape Industry’s FDA Regulation Lawsuit

The vaping industry’s second attempt at getting the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments challenging the validity of FDA’s deeming regulations has hit a dead...
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Shreveport, La. to Consider Exempting Several Types of Businesses from Smoking Ban

In July 2020, the Shreveport City Council approved a comprehensive smoking ban for businesses within the city, and now is looking at granting some of...
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Michigan Senator Proposes Cigar Tax Increase

While one bill in the Michigan Legislature is looking to permanently extend the 50-cent cap on the state’s tax on cigars, another bill introduced this...
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Bill Seeking Premium Cigar Exemption from FDA Regulations Introduced Again in House of Representatives

Last week, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., introduced H.R.3982, another bill aimed at exempting premium cigars from FDA regulations. It’s a companion bill to S.438—which was...
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Louisiana Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill Into Law

On Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed HB 473 into law, a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products...
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Maine Cigar Tax Hike Defeated for Now, Avoids Most Expensive Tax in the U.S.

Maine’s cigar tax will remain at its current level, at least for now. The Maine House of Representatives Committee on Taxation refused to advance H.P. 1039...
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Washington, D.C. Council Votes in Favor of Flavored Tobacco Ban (Update)

Yesterday, the Council of the District of Columbia voted in favor of banning flavored tobacco. The vote was 9-3 with one member voting as present....
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Durbin, Cicilline Introduce Bill to Ban Child Labor at Tobacco Farms

There is yet another attempt to prevent children from working in tobacco fields in the U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I.,...
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FDA Exploring Whether to Require Product Standards for Tobacco Manufacturing

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that it plans on exploring whether it should require certain requirements for the manufacturing, packing, and storage...
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