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Sen. Durbin Files Tobacco Tax Equity Act

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced the Tobacco Tax Equity Act Of 2019, through which he seeks to establish the first federal tax on e-cigarettes,…

21 Senators Send Letter Urging FDA to Ban Flavored Tobacco, Menthol

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would seek a ban on flavored tobacco—including flavored cigars—and menthol in tobacco products…

Senators Introduce Bill to Raise American Smoking Age to 21

Eleven Senators have introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 in the United States. The Tobacco…

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…

HHS Secretary Nominee Price Calls for Extension of SCHIP Tax

As part of his Senate confirmation hearing, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., called for an eight-year extension of the Children’s Health Care Insurance Program (CHIP), which…

Senators Push for Quicker Action on Proposed FDA Regulations

Yesterday, 11 Democratic senators sent a letter to Shaun Donovan, the director of White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pushing for a quick decision…

Four U.S. Senators Propose Tobacco Tax Changes

Four U.S Senators, led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) have introduced a piece of legislation that seeks to close loopholes in the tax code that have…