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House of Representatives Passes Sweeping Anti-Tobacco Bills, Cigars Exempt from Some Regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a major anti-tobacco bill, one that if enacted would change the fabric of the cigar industry. Earlier today,...
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House Committee Exempts $12+ Cigars from FDA’s Substantial Equivalence, Most New Anti-Tobacco Regulations

And finally some good news. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of...
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Understanding H.R. 2339: A Doomsday Scenario for the Cigar Industry That Probably Won’t Happen

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. The bill includes...
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House Subcommittee Passes Bill Banning Online Sales of Tobacco Products, Flavored Tobacco, Increase Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

One of the strongest federal anti-tobacco bills proposed in recent memory passed its first hurdle earlier today. The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health...
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Aderholt Introduces Bill Increasing Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21 in Congress

While the Tobacco 21 movement has been spreading across the country, an Alabama congressman is looking to make the change nationwide. On Thursday, Rep. Robert...
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New House Bill Introduced to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

Over three months after a bill was first reintroduced in the Senate, a bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would...
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Bill Introduced in Congress Would Ban Internet Cigar & E-Cigarette Sales, Flavored Tobacco

A new bill introduced in Congress would drastically change the U.S. federal government’s laws regarding tobacco products, most notably, banning the sale of cigars online...
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Senate Bill to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation Reintroduced (Update)

A bill that would exempt premium cigars from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been reintroduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla....
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Cigar Exemption Not Included in FY2018 Omnibus

Once again Congress will pass a spending bill that contains no relief for cigars. The long-awaited FY2018 spending bill, a process commonly known as an...
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Senate Bill to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Introduced Again

There’s a new Congress, a new house Bill regarding premium cigar regulation and a new bill in the Senate. Again. Yesterday, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,...
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