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Press Release: California’s Proposition 29 is Flawed, and Set to Repeat Mistakes

May 16, 2012 (Sacramento, CA) — In California, a pending ballot measure to raise tobacco taxes is being scrutinized by citizens. The initiative, Proposition 29, proposes a $1 tax increase for cigarettes as well as tax increases for premium cigars and pipe tobaccos. The initiative proposes to create a committee...
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News: Senate Moves Closer to FDA Regulation of Cigars

In the same week that saw a joint CRA/IPCPR petition reach its 25,000 signature goal, cigar smokers got some very bad news regarding efforts to...
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Press Release: Durbin, Lautenberg Announces Committee Approval of Provision to Encourage FDA Ban on Flavored Cigars

April 27, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) — U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which...
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News: White House Petition Reaches 25,000 Signatures

The White House petition asking President Obama to tell the Food & Drug Administration not to regulate the premium cigar industry reached the required 25,000 signatures...
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News: Cigar Stores Stay Smoke-Free in Washington State

Another legislative setback has hit the cigar smoking community in Washington state, as a bill-turned-amendment that would have allowed smoking in cigar stores and lounges...
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News: Cigar Tax Change Dropped from New York Budget Negotiations

A deal between lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo surrounding the New York State budget is in place without any changes in cigar taxes. A few...
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News: Cigar Taxes Rise in the United Kingdom

The British government announced its new budget, which included an expected raise in cigar taxes. Chancellor George Osborne rose the duty on all tobacco 5%...
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Press Release: IPCPR Commits Resources to Defeat California Tax Increase Ballot Measure

March 20, 2012 — To assist in the defeat of Proposition 29, IPCPR is committing significant financial resources to help California’s IPCPR members and our...
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Weekly News (September 20, 2010)

It’s unfortunately that time of the year again… smoking bans. New York City is proposing a ban on smoking in parks and beaches, at the...
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Weekly News (September 6, 2010)

I guess my excuse for this being late is that it’s Labor Day, so I took some time off. The big news of the week...
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IPCPR Urges Courtesy, Not Ban, at Bus Shelters In Winston-Salem, NC

Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) July 21, 2010 Winston-Salem, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 21, 2010 — The Winston-Salem (NC) Transit Authority is considering a ban on...
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