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Maryland Bill Would Remove Premium Cigar Tax

A bill in Maryland could remove the tax on premium cigars in the state of Maryland. Currently, the tax on premium cigars is 15 percent…

Maryland Legislators to Introduce Tobacco 21 Bill

Members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland are leading the charge to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state to…

Maryland Bill Would Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age from 18 to 21

A bill has been introduced in the Maryland legislature that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. H.B. 953…

Salisbury, Md. Passes Parks Smoking Ban

On Monday, the Salisbury, Md. City Council passed a ban on smoking in the city’s parks, with the change going into effect immediately upon passage….

Rockville, Md. Bans Smoking in Outdoor Dining Areas

Requesting a table outside so you can smoke is a thing of the past in Rockville, Md., as on Monday night the city council passed a…

Weekly News (May 1, 2017)

Editor’s Note: On Saturday, April 29, a story was published indicating that Frank Santos had resigned at A.J. Fernandez Cigar Co. That story was based on…

Cecil County, Md. Bans Tobacco Products in Parks

You can soon forget lighting up your favorite cigar in the parks of Cecil County, Md., as the Cecil County Council approved a smoking ban…

Maryland’s Proposed Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Stumbles

While not dead, the attempt to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 in the state of Maryland has hit a…

Maryland Legislators to Debate Tobacco Purchase Age

The Maryland legislature will soon begin the process of debating whether or not to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and nicotine delivery products…

Parks Smoking Ban Goes into Effect in Gaithersburg, Md. Today

A new parks smoking ban goes into effect today in Gaithersburg, Md., one of a handful of anti-smoking changes enacted by the city last October….

Smithsburg, Md. Enacts Parks Smoking Ban

Leaders in Smithsburg, Md. have passed a voluntary smoking ban for the town’s parks, as the five members of the town council unanimously approved by…