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Weekly News (Sept. 18, 2023)

The headlines, reviews and more from the past week.

New York Legislature Rejects Governor’s Call for Flavored Tobacco Sales Ban

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to increase the taxes on cigarettes from $4.35 to $5.35 per pack remains in the bill. Hochul’s budget did not call for any changes to the tax rate for cigars.

New York Governor Calls for Flavored Tobacco Ban, Cigarette Tax Hike

It’s unclear whether Gov. Hochul also wants to increase the taxes on cigars.

New York Banning Smoking in State-Owned Parks and Beaches

It will soon be against the law to enjoy a cigar in New York’s state-owned parks and beaches.