New York Legislature Rejects Governor’s Call for Flavored Tobacco Sales Ban
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to increase the taxes on cigarettes from $4.35 to $5.35 per pack remains in the bill. Hochul’s budget did not call for any changes to the tax rate for cigars.
Bar Harbor, Maine Bans Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products
The town of just over 5,000 residents becomes the fifth city in Maine to pass such a ban.
Texas Bill Would Ban Flavored Tobacco, Vape Sales
The bill would ban all flavored tobacco and vaping products, with no exceptions. Interestingly, it would also make it illegal to gift someone in Texas a flavored cigar.
FDA Head Says Agency Plans to Announce Flavored Cigar, Menthol Cigarette Bans in Fall 2023
Given previous statements from FDA, if the agency follows through with this timeline, flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes could be illegal by the end of 2024. That would assume no lawsuits challenging the proposed regulations, an almost certainty.
Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Challenge to Los Angeles County Flavored Tobacco Ban
Exactly 1,000 days after a lawsuit was first filed, R.J. Reynolds’ attempt to stop Los Angeles County’s ban on flavored tobacco sales has come to an end.
Cleveland Considering Flavored Tobacco Ban
Fresh off Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a statewide preemption ban on laws like this, the Cleveland City Council is considering banning the sale of all flavored tobacco products except for some hookah tobacco sales.
Report: FDA’s Flavored Cigar Ban Could Cost Retailers $4 Billion
In addition to the nearly $4 billion in lost retail sales, governments around the country would lose a combined $750 million in tax revenue.
Indiana Bill Would Ban Flavored Tobacco, Vaping Sales
Rep. Carolyn Jackson, D-Hammond, has once again proposed a bill that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products in Indiana. Jackson recently introduced…
Oregon Legislature to Consider Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products
Just weeks after California’s flavored tobacco ban went into effect, it’s neighbor to the north will consider a ban of its own during the upcoming legislative session.
Bill Seeks to Ban Sale of Flavored Tobacco, Vape Products in New Mexico
If passed, New Mexico would become the third state with a ban on flavored tobacco sales.
New York Governor Calls for Flavored Tobacco Ban, Cigarette Tax Hike
It’s unclear whether Gov. Hochul also wants to increase the taxes on cigars.