Florida Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Bill Introduced Again

Last year, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed S.B. 810, which would have both increased the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 and also...
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North Dakota House of Representatives Reject Cigar Tax Increase

This week, the North Dakota House of Representatives soundly rejected a pair of bills to increase tobacco taxes in the state, including one that would...
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Long Beach, Calif. Banning Flavored Tobacco, Premium Cigar Exemption Established

Long Beach is not going to wait for the state of California to ban flavored tobacco products. Yesterday, the Long Beach City Council unanimously passed...
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West Hollywood, Calif. Advances Ban on the Sale of Flavored Tobacco

At its meeting this week, the West Hollywood City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco...
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Court Declines to Throw Out Substantial Equivalence Requirements for Premium Cigars

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a long shot legal argument that sought to have FDA’s substantial equivalence requirements for...
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Virginia Extends Tobacco Tax to Mail Order Transactions

Out-of-state cigar retailers who ship cigars to customers in Virginia are now required to include the state’s excise tax on cigars as part of the...
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Hawaii Legislators Introduce Bills to Ban Flavored Tobacco Products, Require In-Person Sales

A group of legislators in Hawaii have introduced a pair of bills that seek to further curtail tobacco use by banning the sale of flavored...
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California Considering Larger Prop 65 Warning Labels

The small warning labels you see on cigar boxes warning you of chemicals Known to the State of California might be getting larger. California Office...
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California’s Flavored Tobacco Ban Goes to Voters After Referendum Signatures Certified

On Friday, the California Secretary of State’s office certified that a referendum challenging the state’s ban on flavored tobacco sales had garnered more than the...
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Biden Administration Announces Regulatory Freeze, Includes Substantial Equivalence Updates Passed Earlier This Week

As is common for new presidential administrations, the Biden administration has announced a regulatory freeze on all new and pending rules introduced in the last...
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FDA Codifies Premium Cigar Definition; Finalizes SE for Flavored Cigars & Other Tobacco Products

Yesterday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced finalized rules for premarket product approval through substantial equivalence (SE) or the premarket tobacco product applications...
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