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Iowa’s Tobacco Purchasing Age Now 21-Years-Old as Governor Signs Bill

On Monday, Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds, signed SF 2268 into law, which immediately raised the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco and vaping products from...
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Napa, Calif. Passes First Reading of Flavored Tobacco Ban, Parks Smoking Ban

This week, the Napa City Council passed the first reading of an agenda item that will reform a number of aspects of tobacco consumption, namely...
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Bethlehem, N.Y. Approves Tobacco Retailer License Requirement

At its meeting this week, the Bethlehem Town Board approved a pair of items that will affect tobacco retailers, the most notable a requirement for...
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California Senate Approves Flavored Tobacco Ban

The California State Senate has approved a bill that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products within the state, a move that comes amidst...
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FDA Tells Court It Won’t Delay September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is not planning on delaying the current Sept. 9, 2020 deadline by which cigar companies will have to...
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Malibu, Calif. Plans Smoking Ban for Parks, Open Spaces

The Malibu City Council voted unanimously in favor of an extension to its smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in city parks and open spaces....
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Palatine, Ill. Makes Tobacco Possession Age 21-Years-Old

In an attempt to close what they saw as a loophole in Illinois’ tobacco purchasing age law, leaders in the village of Palatine have raised...
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Competing Bills Seek to Change Tobacco Tax in Georgia (Update)

On Friday, new legislation was introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives that could increase the taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including some...
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El Monte, Calif. Passes First Reading of Flavored Tobacco Ban, Will Pursue Despite Lawsuit Threat

At its meeting on Tuesday, the El Monte City Council unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored...
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Michigan Senate Passes Cigar Tax Changes, Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

This week, the Michigan State Senate passed a group of tobacco-related bills that include an increase to the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco purchasing...
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Edina, Minn. Sued Over Flavored Tobacco Ban

Almost as soon as the Edina City Council had passed a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products, it found itself on the receiving...
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