New York

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 Cigar Tax Increases to 75 Percent

Cigars sold in the state of New York will now be much more expensive. The tax paid on cigars has increased from an effective rate…

Suffolk County, N.Y. Legislator Announces Bill Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 25-Years-Old

A Suffolk County legislator has announced plans to introduce a resolution that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes in the county…

Bethlehem, N.Y. Approves Tobacco Retailer License Requirement

At its meeting this week, the Bethlehem Town Board approved a pair of items that will affect tobacco retailers, the most notable a requirement for…

Yorktown, N.Y. Bans Smoking in Parks

A parks smoking and vaping ban is now in effect in Yorktown, and according to a press release from the city, its roots can be…

New York Cigar Taxes Set to More Than Double

The price of cigars in New York state is likely to skyrocket barring a last-minute change to the state’s recently-passed budget. Last week, New York’s…

Weekly News (Jan. 20, 2020)

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Olean, N.Y. Bans Smoking in Parks

A ban on smoking and the use of nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, is coming to the parks of Olean after the Olean Common Council passed…

Albany County, N.Y. Fails to Advance Flavored Tobacco Ban

A proposal to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in Albany County, N.Y. failed to advance during the legislature’s meeting on Tuesday, as it…

New York’s Tobacco Purchasing Age Increases to 21 Today

The minimum age to purchase tobacco products throughout the state of New York is now 21-years-old after legislation went into effect today that sees the…

Albany County, N.Y. Removes Premium Cigars from Flavored Tobacco Ban Proposal

A proposal to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products that is moving through the Albany County Legislature got a significant amendment on Monday, as…