News: Smoking Ban Being Considered in Toronto

Toronto’s board of health is taking steps that could result in the fifth largest city in North America expanding their already strict outdoor smoking ban....
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Press Release: Tuscaloosa City Council Seeks to Ban Private Businesses

October 4, 2012 (Tuscaloosa, AL) — The Tuscaloosa City Council will soon be discussing a moratorium to ban some businesses from opening and operating within...
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Press Release: 14th Cosponsor Signs on to S. 1461

September 20, 2012 — Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) signed on as a cosponsor of S. 1461, the companion bill of H.R. 1639 yesterday. The bills,...
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News: Australia’s High Court Upholds Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products

Plain packaging on cigars and other tobacco products is about to become a reality in Australia, as the country’s High Court upheld the constitutionality of...
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Press Release: Saudi Arabia Orders Smoking Ban

July 31, 2012 (Washington, DC) — Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz announced this week that Saudi Arabia will begin enforcing the royal decree banning smoking in public places...
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Press Release: H.R. 1639 Reaches 210 Cosponsors

July 20, 2012 (Washington, DC) — With  the  addition  of  Representative  Heath  Shuler  (D-­‐NC-­‐11)  and  Representative  Nan   Hayworth  (R-­‐NY-­‐19),  the  Traditional  Cigar  Manufacturing  and...
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Press Release: Atlanta City Council Seeks to Ban Smoking in Public Parks

July 11, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — The Atlanta City Council will receive an ordinance to ban smoking in Atlanta public parks as soon as next...
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News: Prop. 29 Recount Requested

According to a report Friday in the Sacramento Bee, a request has been submitted for a recount of the votes cast for Proposition 29 in...
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News: Gardena, CA Bans Sale of Single Cigars

According to a report from, the City Council of Gardena, CA passed a piece of legislation at their meeting on Tuesday that bansned the...
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News: California Town Debates Outlawing Single Cigar Sales

Gardena, CA, an almost 60,000 person city located within Los Angeles County, will debate an ordinance that would make it illegal to purchase single cigars...
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The Cigar Industry Reacts to Prop. 29’s Defeat

The cigar industry made no secret of their feelings of relief in the wake of the expected defeat of Proposition 29 in California, a proposal...
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