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Incline Village, Nev. Bans Smoking on City Property

This week, the Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Truestees passed a new rule prohibiting smoking on all of the district’s properties, with the...
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Court Signals FDA Substantial Equivalence Deadline Will be Delayed Until Sept. 9

While not yet official, the deadline for cigar companies to submit substantial equivalence reports to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will almost certainly...
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Treasury Department Delays Excise Tax Payments for Cigars & Other Products Due to Coronavirus (Update: Not Yet)

The Department of the Treasury has announced that it will allow alcohol, tobacco and firearm companies to delay their excise tax payments for 90 days...
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Kentucky Legislature Passes Budget, Cigar Tax Increase Removed (Update)

On Wednesday, the Kentucky Legislature passed a one-year budget package that sought to address what will be 12 months of uncertain revenue for the state....
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FDA Asks Court to Delay Substantial Equivalence Deadline Until Sept. 9, 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a federal court to delay the substantial equivalence deadline—currently set for May 12, 2020—due to the...
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Court Tells FDA to Make a Decision Regarding Substantial Equivalence Extension This Week or Risk Trial

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will have until this Friday to grant an extension for the upcoming substantial equivalence deadline, set for May...
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Davis, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Sales

This week, the Davis City Council unanimously passed the second reading of an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco near the end...
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Kentucky Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill

On Thursday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed S.B. 56 into law, a bill that raises the minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco and nicotine...
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CRA, PCA Petition HHS/FDA to Delay May 2020 Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Two cigar trade groups have asked FDA to delay the May 2020 substantial equivalence submission deadline due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. If it doesn’t...
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Kentucky Legislature Sends Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill to Governor

After the Kentucky House of Representatives approved a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age tobacco and nicotine purchasing and possession  age to 21-years-old,...
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Indiana Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

This week, Indiana became the latest state to officially rage its minimum age to purchase tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping products to 21-years-old, as Gov....
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