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Washington, Mo. City Council Approves Smoking Ban Exemption for Cigar Bars

Cigar bars become the first exemption to the city’s smoking ban that was passed over a decade ago.

Sugar Land, Texas Passes Ban on New Tobacco Stores

The city council of the Houston suburb changed the zoning laws to remove tobacco shops as an acceptable use.

Vermont Governor Vetoes Flavored Tobacco Sales Ban

Gov. Phil Scott said that he struggled with whether to sign the law, but felt that it was inconsistent to ban the sales of flavored tobacco products and flavored e-liquids when products like marijuana edibles are legal.

Vermont House of Representatives Passes Flavored Tobacco Ban (Update)

The proposed ban, which has been debated for the past six years, took a step forward this week.

Colorado Senate Passes Bill Allowing Counties to Ban Flavored Tobacco Products

The bill has cleared the Colorado Senate and seemingly will be supported by Gov. Jared Polis. It now moves onto the Colorado House of Representatives.

Columbus, Ohio Plans to Sue Over State’s New Tobacco Preemption Clause

While Columbus’ existing flavored tobacco ban will no longer be enforceable as of April 24, the fight over the law may not be done.

Missouri Tobacco Preemption Bill Introduced

The bill would prevent local governments from enacting laws related to tobacco and vaping products that are stricter than state laws, i.e. only the state would be able to ban the sales of flavored cigars.

Colorado Legislator Introduces Bill to Allow Counties to Create Their Own Tobacco Sales Laws

The bill could result in neighboring counties having vastly different policies as to tobacco sales.

Falmouth, Maine Passes Ban on Flavored Tobacco Sales

Maine has become a hotbed of flavored tobacco sales bans, with six towns and cities passing regulations in recent years.