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Aspen, Colo. Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

Effective Jan. 1, 2020 all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, and e-cigarettes will be banned in Aspen, Colo. The Aspen City Council voted 3-2...
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FDA Extends Comment Period for Revised Substantial Equivalence Process to July 17

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a 30-day extension to its current request for comments on how it should revise its substantial...
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Texas Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

The minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco products and e-cigarettes in Texas will soon be increasing to 21-years-old, as today Gov. Greg Abbott signed...
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Plaintiffs Respond to FDA in Texas Lawsuit Summary Judgement

Earlier this week, attorneys for the plaintiffs in the Texas FDA lawsuit responded to the FDA’s arguments against summary judgment. The case, En Fuego et al....
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Beverly Hills, Calif. Passes Tobacco Sales Ban, Exempts Cigar Lounges

One of the seemingly most talked about pieces of tobacco legislation this year has finally been passed, as on Tuesday the Beverly Hills City Council...
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U.S. Announces New Travel Restrictions to Cuba, Bans People-to-People Trips

The U.S. State Department announced today that it would ban licenses for group people-to-people and educational travel, putting an end to two of the more...
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Nevada Legislators Introduce Bill to Increase Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Four Nevada Assemblymen have thrown their state’s hat in the ring when it comes to raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarette...
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Connecticut Senate Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

On Friday, the Connecticut Senate gave its approval to HB 7200, a bill seeking to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the...
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Connecticut Senate Passes Beach Smoking Ban

The state of Connecticut is one step closer to banning smoking and vaping on state park beaches. Wednesday night, the Connecticut Senate passed S.B. 752 by a vote of 39-3 with three abstaining. The bill now moves to the House for approval. If passed, it would ban smoking and vaping at any beach located at […]
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Gaston County, N.C. Bans Tobacco Use in Parks, Indoor Places

On Tuesday, the Gaston County Board of Commissioners approved a multi-pronged smoking ban that will prohibit the use of tobacco products—including e-cigarettes—on county property, including county parks, as well as within indoor public places. According to the ordinance, the ban will apply to the entire geographic bounds of Gaston County, including the municipalities within Gaston […]
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South Portland, Maine Overrides Exemption for Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Last July, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Maine increased from 18 to 21-years-old, albeit with a provision for individuals who had already turned 18-years-old by the increase date that would allow them to continue to purchase tobacco products, subject to any local laws. On Tuesday, the South Portland City Council voted to […]
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