House of Representatives

House Tax Bill Includes Massive Cigar Tax Increase

The new major tax bill proposed by Democrats in the House of Representatives would dramatically increase the federal taxes on tobacco products, including more than…

Bill Seeking Premium Cigar Exemption from FDA Regulations Introduced Again in House of Representatives

Last week, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., introduced H.R.3982, another bill aimed at exempting premium cigars from FDA regulations. It’s a companion bill to S.438—which was…

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,…

House Passes $1.4 Trillion Spending Bill, Includes Federal Tobacco 21 Law

The United States is one step closer to making it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco products. On Tuesday, the…

Report: Congress Likely to Increase Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

The United States Congress is poised to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21. According to a report from Politico, the increase is set…

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…

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…

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…

Premium Cigars Removed From Proposed Federal Tobacco Tax

A proposed change to how tobacco products are taxed appears to be moving forward without any changes to how cigars are taxed at the federal…

House Bill Would Ban Online Cigar Sales, Flavored Tobacco Products & Increase Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

A new piece of proposed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would ban online sales of cigars, the sale of flavored cigars and increase…

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…