Legislation

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,…

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….

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…

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…

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….

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…

New York City to Consider Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21

New York City continues to lead the anti-tobacco charge, as they will soon be considering a measure that would raise the minimum age for buying…

IPCPR Restructuring to Better Address Legislative Efforts

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association is about to embark on a bit of restructuring as they seek to better address their legislative…

U.S. Senate Rejoins Fight to Protect Cigars from FDA Regulation

The United States Senate has officially rejoined the fight to protect cigars from FDA legislation, as the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act…

Massachusetts Considering Tobacco Tax Increase

In an attempt to find $1.9 billion in new revenues, Massachusetts will soon be considering increases on tobacco taxes, including a jump on the taxes…

President Obama to Propose Increased Tobacco Taxes

President Obama will be including an increase in federal taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products when he releases his budget proposal, according to a…