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14 Cities File Lawsuit Against Ohio’s New Tobacco Preemption Law

Ohio’s new state law prevents cities and counties from enacting tobacco laws of their own, like banning the sales of flavored tobacco products. The plaintiffs claim the ban violates the state’s constitution and would harm public health.

Columbus, Ohio Plans to Sue Over State’s New Tobacco Preemption Clause

While Columbus’ existing flavored tobacco ban will no longer be enforceable as of April 24, the fight over the law may not be done.

Ohio Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto of Tobacco Preemption Law

In a win for tobacco stores and consumers, local cities and counties will not be able to introduce their own laws stricter than state law. This bill was created in direct response to the city of Columbus banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, a ban that is no longer legal.

Weekly News (Jan. 22, 2024)

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Plans to Sell Guillotina de Saka Cutter This Spring After quietly showing off the single guillotine cutter at last year’s TPE…

Weekly News (Dec. 18, 2023)

A look back at the headlines, reviews and more from the past week, plus a pinch of commentary.

Ohio House Overrides Governor’s Veto on Local Tobacco Laws

Local laws remain in effect for now, but could soon be nullified by a preemption clause.

Weekly News (Nov. 20, 2023)

A look at the headlines, reviews and more from the past week.

Weekly News (Oct. 2, 2023)

halfwheel extends our congratulations to Brad Weinfeld on the announcement of his retirement after more than 50 years in the tobacco industry. For 15 years,…

Ohio Governor Again Vetoes Tobacco Preemption Clause Language

This is the second time this year that Gov. Mike DeWine has vetoed language passed by the Ohio General Assembly that would have prevented cities from introducing stricter laws regarding tobacco.

Cleveland Considering Flavored Tobacco Ban

Fresh off Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a statewide preemption ban on laws like this, the Cleveland City Council is considering banning the sale of all flavored tobacco products except for some hookah tobacco sales.

Weekly News (Jan. 9, 2022)

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