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House Committee Exempts $12+ Cigars from FDA’s Substantial Equivalence, Most New Anti-Tobacco Regulations

And finally some good news. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of...
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House Subcommittee Passes Bill Banning Online Sales of Tobacco Products, Flavored Tobacco, Increase Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

One of the strongest federal anti-tobacco bills proposed in recent memory passed its first hurdle earlier today. The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health...
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McConnell, Kaine Introduce Bill to Increase Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21; No Military Exemption

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., have introduced a bill that would increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 on the federal level. Last month, McConnel, the Senate Majority Leader, announced that he would introduce a bill on the matter this month. Interestingly, McConnell’s bill is a clean bill, containing […]
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FDA Loses Maryland Court Battle, Substantial Equivalence Delay in Jeopardy

There are some court battles the cigar industry would like FDA to win—and it just lost one of them. Earlier today, the U.S. District Court...
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Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House & Senate to Increase Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21 in U.S.

The pressure for a federal law requiring those purchasing tobacco to be 21 reached new levels today when four members of Congress—representing both sides of...
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Sen. Mitch McConnell Will Introduce Bill to Increase Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

Next month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will introduce a bill that will seek to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from...
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Aderholt Introduces Bill Increasing Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21 in Congress

While the Tobacco 21 movement has been spreading across the country, an Alabama congressman is looking to make the change nationwide. On Thursday, Rep. Robert...
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Rubio Hosting Field Hearing on Premium Cigars Next Week

Next Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will chair a field hearing on premium cigar regulation. The hearing is entitled Keeping Small, Premium Cigar Businesses Rolling and will...
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New House Bill Introduced to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

Over three months after a bill was first reintroduced in the Senate, a bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would...
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Bill Introduced in Congress Would Ban Internet Cigar & E-Cigarette Sales, Flavored Tobacco

A new bill introduced in Congress would drastically change the U.S. federal government’s laws regarding tobacco products, most notably, banning the sale of cigars online...
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