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Cigar Industry, FDA Meet in Court Ahead of September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Attorneys for the cigar industry and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) were back in federal court to present arguments about whether part or...
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Bristol Township, Pa. Bans Smoking in Parks

This week, the Bristol Township Council modified its existing laws to extend its existing smoking ban to the township’s parks. While the full ordinance has...
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Jackson, Mich. Bans Smoking in Parks

Earlier this week, the Jackson City Council passed an ordinance that will ban and the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in the city’s parks...
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Shreveport, La. Delays Smoking Ban Implementation by One Year for Casinos

In mid-June, the Shreveport City Council passed a ban on smoking and vaping in city parks as well as bars and most businesses, including casinos,...
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Colorado’s Governor Signs Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill

Colorado is the latest state to change its laws to make 21 the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, as Gov. Jared Polis signed HB20-1001 into...
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Colorado Voters Will Decide Tobacco Tax Increase in November

Voters in Colorado will be the ones deciding whether or not to raise the state’s tobacco tax when they fill out their ballots in the...
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Mississippi Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21-Years-Old

The list of states that have formally raised the tobacco purchasing age to 21-years-old continues to grow with Mississippi becoming the latest to change its...
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District Court Strikes Down FDA Warning Labels for All Cigars & Pipes

In a move that could end up being a mixed bag for premium cigar smokers, a federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Food...
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Hawaii’s Senate Passes Flavored Tobacco Ban, Exempts Menthol

On Monday, the Hawaii Senate passed a bill that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco within the state, but not before amending it to...
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Georgia Legislature Adjourns Without Changing Cigar Taxes

During its most recent legislative session, the Georgia Legislature had a pair of bills introduced seeking to change the state’s tobacco tax rate. While one...
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Indiana’s Tobacco Purchasing Age Increases to 21

Indiana’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products is now 21-years-old. The changes were proposed and approved via SB 1, which increased the age to both...
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