New York City Council Raises Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

Today the New York City Council passed Ordinace No. 250, making it illegal to sell tobacco products to persons under the age of 21-years-old. The...
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FDA Pushes Forward on Cigar Regulation

The Food and Drug Administration’s effort to regulate the premium cigar industry took a step forward recently, as the proposed rule on regulating cigars has...
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Plain-packaging for Tobacco Being Requested in Québec

The Health Committee of Québec’s National Assembly is scheduled to hear from several anti-tobacco groups on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the Canadian Cancer Society who...
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Massachusetts Town Raises Tobacco-Buying Age to 21

Canton, Mass. has raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. The provision affects all tobacco products including cigars and extends even...
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FDA Preparing Report on Raising Minimum Age for Tobacco Use

As part of their increasing regulation of the tobacco industry, the Food and Drug Administration is quickly approaching the release of a pair of reports,...
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Delaware Tax Hike Tabled

Yesterday, the Delaware House Revenue & Finance Committee tabled H.B. 138, a bill that would have increased the taxes on a variety of tobacco products,...
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Minnesota Raises Cigar Tax, Adds Cap

A state with some of the highest taxes on cigars is getting a tax hike, and at least one retailer is calling it a victory....
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California’s SB 768 Stalls

California Senate Bill 768, which would more than double the tax on cigars and other tobacco products as a byproduct of a $2 increase on...
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New Jersey State Senator Proposing Raising Smoking Age to 21

New Jersey State Senator Richard Codey (D-Essex County) is leading an effort in the state’s legislature to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from...
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California Bill Introduced to Raise Cigar Taxes

In late February, a bill was introduced in the California State Senate that would raise taxes on all tobacco products, including cigars. Introduced by Sen....
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Cuba Files WTO Challenge To Australia’s Tobacco Rules

Cuba has become the latest country to take issue with Australia’s stringent tobacco rules regarding packaging and has filed a formal objection with the World...
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