Earlier this week, the two groups met with government officials regarding the upcoming flavored cigar ban.
Retailers in the county’s unincorporated areas would be prohibited from selling flavored tobacco products and would be required to institute a minimum price for all cigars.
This is one of the final steps before the bans can go into effect.
While there are no major policy changes, these announcement serve as a reminder that the Biden White House supports FDA’s plans to ban the sales of flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.
The White House says Joe Biden would veto a proposal from House Republicans that would prevent FDA from banning flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.
The ban goes into the effect on Jan. 1, 2024.
This is the second time this year that Gov. Mike DeWine has vetoed language passed by the Ohio General Assembly that would have prevented cities from introducing stricter laws regarding tobacco.
The Vermont General Assembly has adjourned for the year. While the Senate approved a ban on flavored tobacco and vaping products, it did not clear the Vermont House of Representatives.
Proposed Funding Bill Would Prevent FDA From Banning Flavored Cigars/Menthol Cigarettes, Enacting Nicotine Limits
The proposed language would block FDA from enacting three of its top anti-tobacco proposals.
The letter asks for an update about when FDA plans to announce a final rule and how the agency plans to address the strategy cigarette companies have taken to get around menthol bans introduced in California and Massachusetts.