January 24, 2017

Two Bills Seek to Raise Oregon’s Cigar Tax

Tobacco taxes are a hot topic in the Oregon legislature this session, with five separate bills currently seeking increases to various aspects of the state’s...
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Puro Sabor 2017: Day 1

Last week, Patrick Lagreid and I went to the Puro Sabor festival in Nicaragua. It’s the Nicaraguan cigar festival and we are providing coverage, broken up...
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Nebraska Legislature Gets Competing Cigar Tax Proposals

Nebraska’s cigar tax could see some changes this legislative session as one bill seeks to more than triple it, while another seeks to place a cap...
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Hawaii Legislators Want to Raise Cigar Tax Even Higher

Hawaii already has one the highest cigar tax rates in the country at 50% of the wholesale price, but for nine state legislators, it’s not...
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North Dakota Could Increase Tobacco Purchase Age to 19

North Dakota has joined the growing list of states with bills seeking to raise the minimum age to purchase and use tobacco products. State Rep....
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Black Label Trading Co. Releases Second Batch of J.W. Marshall

Black Label Trading Co. has released the second batch of the J.W. Marshall, a cigar originally released one year ago today as an exclusive for...
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New York Assembly to Consider Raising Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

In 2013, New York City made headlines for raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old. Since then, a number of...
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Thompson Lands Aging Room Quattro F55M Maduro Ahead of National Debut

A new Aging Room has arrived at Thompson Cigar Co. The cigar is the Aging Room Quattro F55M Maduro and while it’s only available at Thompson...
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Mississippi Has Two Bills Seeking to Raise Tobacco Age

A pair of bills have been introduced into the Mississippi legislature that seek to accomplish the same thing: raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco...
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