Legislation

Fort Collins Patio Smoking Ban Scheduled for January 17

Although restaurants and bars will get an additional 16 days, Fort Collins, Colo. has set a day when smoking on patios at bars and restaurants…

Pennsylvania Mayor Vetoes Smoking Ban

With a response that will be championed by defenders of cigar rights, the mayor of Punxsutawney, Penn., a few hours northeast of Pittsburgh, vetoed a proposed…

San Rafael, CA Enacts Strict Anti-Smoking Legislation (Update)

The city of San Rafael, CA is making it tough for its residents and visitors to enjoy a smoke of any kind thanks to strict…

Hawai’i County Council Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

The Hawai’i County Council voted 9-0 on Wednesday to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, according to a statement issued…

Bloomberg Signs Law Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law a bill raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 in New York City. Ordinance…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…