Legislation

Denmark Considering Banning Tobacco Sales to Anyone Born After 2010; U.K. Considers Tobacco 25

Denmark’s minister of health says the country might ban tobacco sales to anyone born after 2010. Similarly, the head of a review of the U.K.’s tobacco policy says he could recommend increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 25-years-old.

Mitch McConnell, Tim Kaine Send Letter to FDA Regarding Inaction on Tobacco 21

Nearly 20 months after Trump made it illegal for those under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products, two U.S. senators are wondering why FDA still hasn’t finalized plans to enforce the law.

11 Things: NASEM’s “Premium Cigars: Patterns of Use, Marketing, and Health Effects”

You didn’t want to read that 526-page FDA-commissioned report about premium cigars? Would you like to read 4,349 words of what I think about it?

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Premium Cigars

The much-anticipated NASEM report on premium cigars is out.

While FDA is not bound to adhere to the report’s findings, it does provide some insight as to what the future of premium cigar regulation might look like in the U.S.

Court Orders Permanent Injunction Against Philadelphia’s Flavored Tobacco Ban

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction barring the City of Philadelphia from enacting new restrictions on flavored tobacco products.

Knoxville, Tenn. Bans Smoking at City Property, Parks

The use of tobacco products—including smoking, vaping and smokeless—is now banned on city property in Knoxville, Tenn.

Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Flavored Tobacco Products, Tobacco Products Infused With THC

A bill filed in Illinois seeks to not only ban flavored tobacco products, but also tobacco products that contain THC. Given the federal government’s positions on THC, it’s unclear how many products might be affected.

Monterey County, Calif. Passes First Reading of Flavored Tobacco Ban

While voters in California wait to have their say on a statewide flavored tobacco ban in November, a patchwork of city- and county-implemented bans are…

Santa Ana, Calif. Moves Forward with Flavored Tobacco Ban

On Tuesday night, the Santa Ana City Council unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco. The…

National Academy of Sciences Releasing Report on Premium Cigars Next Week

Next Thursday, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will release its much anticipated report on premium cigars, which will set the stage…

Indiana House of Representatives Strips Cigar Tax Cap from Bill, Heads Back to Senate (Update)

Correction: This article initially reported that the cigar tax cap had been included in the bill passed by the House. However, it was stripped from the…