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North Dakota Legislature Rejects Ban on Cigar Shipments

The bill would have prohibited all remote sales of tobacco products to addresses in North Dakota.

Waco, Texas Overturns Ban on New Cigar, Hookah Lounges

Previously, a cigar store that opened after July 2015 could not allow smoking inside the store.

HHS Inspector General Critical of FDA’s Regulation of Online Tobacco Retailers

The report indicated that FDA issued warning letters to 899 online retailers from 2010-2020 but “took no enforcement actions.”

Manhattan, Kan. Approves Exemption to Allow Smoking in Cigar Shops

Cigar lounges could soon be able to allow their customers to light up inside.

Kentucky Bill Would Allow Cities & Counties to Enact Stricter Tobacco Laws

A new bill proposed in Kentucky would allow for local governments such as cities or counties to enact additional, stricter laws than Kentucky’s own state…

Washington, D.C. Will Require COVID-19 Vaccines to Enter Cigar Bars

Effective Saturday, Jan. 15, if you would like to enter a cigar bar in Washington, D.C., you must show proof of vaccination. Mayor Muriel Bowser…

Denver Restricting Flavored Tobacco Products in 2023, Cigar Shops Exempt

Earlier tonight, the Denver City Council approved a ban on most flavored tobacco products. It will take effect on July 1, 2023 and, most importantly…

Washington County, Ore. Considering Flavored Tobacco Ban

Oregon’s second-most populous county appears headed towards banning the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products. Yesterday, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2…

Louisville, Ky. Council Votes Against Cigar Bars

Cigar bars will remain banned in Louisville, Ky. Yesterday, the Lousiville Metro Council voted 11-15 on a cigar bar ordinance. Because the measure failed to…