Bill Would Make Maine’s Cigar Tax Highest in the U.S.

A bill introduced in the Maine House of Representatives would double the state’s taxes on all tobacco products, taxing cigars at a rate of 86...
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Lewiston, Maine Bans Smoking in Parks

Smoking in the parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities of Lewiston is a thing of the past, as this week the city council unanimously approved an...
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Saco, Maine Bans Tobacco on All City-Owned Property

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Saco City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will make all city-owned properties completely tobacco and smoke free, prohibiting...
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Maine Tobacco Tax Increase Signed by Governor, Cigar Tax to Double

While the majority of the cigar industry was wrapping up the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nev., Maine Governor Janet Mills...
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South Portland, Maine Overrides Exemption for Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Last July, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Maine increased from 18 to 21-years-old, albeit with a provision for individuals who had already turned 18-years-old by the increase date that would allow them to continue to purchase tobacco products, subject to any local laws. On Tuesday, the South Portland City Council voted to […]
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Weekly News (April 1, 2019)

Cigar News Altadis U.S.A. Celebrating 50 Years of Tabacalera de García with Montecristo Cincuenta Crux Shipping Limitada RedLine Cuba Reports Production of 260 Million Hand-Rolled...
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Maine Bill Would Quadruple Cigar Tax

A new bill in Maine could more than quadruple the tax on cigars and other tobacco products in the state of Maine. L.D. 1028 would...
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Maine Legislator Introduces Bill to Create Cigar Lounges

A Maine state legislator has introduced a piece of legislation that would allow for cigar smokers to light up in their favorite cigar store. The...
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Maine’s Tobacco Purchase Age Now 21

The minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state of Maine is now 21-years-old, as legislation passed earlier this year has gone into effect....
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Maine Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto, Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

On Tuesday, the Maine Legislature voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18...
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Maine Governor Vetoes Tobacco Age Increase

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old, a step which...
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