Gilroy, Calif. Bans Smoking in Parks

A smoking ban is coming to the parks of Gilroy, Calif. after the city council approved an ordinance earlier this month. The ban extends to...
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Bill Seeking to Raise Minnesota’s Tobacco Taxes Moving Forward

A bill in the Minnesota Legislature that seeks to raise tobacco taxes in the state—including a drastic increase in the state’s cigar tax—took its first...
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Folly Beach, S.C. Bans Smoking on Beaches

As the weather warms up and people start heading to the beaches, one thing they won’t be allowed to do any longer in Folly Beach...
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Mail Order Shipments of Cigars to South Dakota Will Be Allowed Next Year

Next year, the residents of South Dakota will once again be able to purchase cigars from online and catalog retailers and have them shipped into...
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Vape Companies Asks Supreme Court to Throw Out FDA’s Deeming Regulations

Eight vaping companies have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) acted improperly when enacting its deeming...
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Idaho Senate Passes Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Nearly one year after it rejected an effort to increase the minimum purchasing age for tobacco products to 21-years-old, the Idaho Senate passed S.B. 1087...
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Mississippi House Passes Tax Reform Bill That Would Increase Cigar Taxes

A bill in the Mississippi legislature that would provide a number of changes to the state’s tax laws would increase the tax on premium cigars...
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Senate Bill Introduced to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

There is once again a bill that seeks to exempt premium cigars from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S....
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Cigar Industry Asks Court to Throw Out FDA Regulations for Premium Cigars

Once again, the cigar industry has asked a federal court to vacate the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations against “premium” cigars. Last...
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North Dakota House of Representatives Approves Bill Allowing Cigar Bars & Lounges

A bill in the North Dakota legislature seeking to allow cigar bars and lounges to open in the state has cleared its first major hurdle,...
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West Hollywood, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

Effective Sept. 15, the sale of flavored tobacco products will no longer be allowed in West Hollywood, Calif. Yesterday, the West Hollywood City Council voted...
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