Linda B. Rosenthal

Proposed Legislation Would Increase New York’s Cigar Tax to 95 Percent

The proposed 95 percent tax rate would make New York the most expensive state to purchase cigar in America. In short, a cigar with an MSRP of $9.50 would be $18.53 before sales taxes.

Bill Could Increase New York Cigar Tax to 129 Percent

A bill proposed in the New York State Assembly would make it the most expensive state in the country to buy cigars, effectively doubling the…

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…

Bill Introduced in New York Assembly to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

A bill proposing to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old was introduced to the New York State Assembly via a pre-file…