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U.S. Senate Approves Spending Bill With Federal Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

The United States is one step away from banning tobacco sales to anyone under the age of 21. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved a...
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Report: Congress Likely to Increase Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

The United States Congress is poised to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21. According to a report from Politico, the increase is set...
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McConnell & Kaine’s Tobacco Free Youth Act Clears First Senate Hurdle

A bill from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, has cleared its first hurdle in its goal of making 21-years-old...
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McConnell, Kaine Introduce Bill to Increase Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21; No Military Exemption

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., have introduced a bill that would increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 on the federal level. Last month, McConnel, the Senate Majority Leader, announced that he would introduce a bill on the matter this month. Interestingly, McConnell’s bill is a clean bill, containing […]
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Sen. Mitch McConnell Will Introduce Bill to Increase Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

Next month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will introduce a bill that will seek to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from...
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Senate Bill to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation Reintroduced (Update)

A bill that would exempt premium cigars from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been reintroduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla....
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17 Senators Send FDA Letter to Exempt Premium Cigars

A group of 17 bipartisan Senators have sent a letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), urging him...
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Why The Government Spending Bill Is Important to Cigars, An Explainer

Omnibus. Continuing Resolutions. Agriculture Bill. DACA. Freedom Caucus. Those things are all important to cigars. It’s the end of the year and as has become...
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Bill to Achieve Federal Tobacco Tax Equity Introduced in Senate

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to achieve tax parity among all tobacco products, which would mean an increase in...
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Rubio & Manchin Testify Against FDA Cigar Regulation

Today, at a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee, premium cigars received some bipartisan support. Sen. Marco Rubo, R-Fla, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., both testified...
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Senate Bill to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Introduced Again

There’s a new Congress, a new house Bill regarding premium cigar regulation and a new bill in the Senate. Again. Yesterday, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,...
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