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Mass. Governor Rejects Cigar Bar Preservation Measure

Mass. Governor Rejects Cigar Bar Preservation Measure

Boston cigar bars are back in the firing line. A provision attached to the Massachusetts state budget that sought to protect cigar bars from being closed or unfairly restricted by …

July 13, 2011
Texas Fails to Pass Smoking Ban—Twice

Texas Fails to Pass Smoking Ban—Twice

Twice nanny state lawmakers in Texas attempted to pass a statewide smoking ban in the most recent legislative session, and twice they failed.

July 11, 2011
Tax Cap for Connecticut

Tax Cap for Connecticut

Connecticut has capped its cigar tax at 50 cents per cigar.

July 5, 2011
New York Cigar Tax Cap Bill Falls Short

New York Cigar Tax Cap Bill Falls Short

The New York State Assembly closed its 2011 session before it could vote on a bill that called for the state excise tax on a single premium cigar to be capped at one dollar.

June 28, 2011
Nevada Relaxes Smoking Ban for Bars, Taverns

Nevada Relaxes Smoking Ban for Bars, Taverns

Cigar rights enthusiasts in Nevada can rejoice as the right for bar patrons to smoke with their meal has been reinstituted.

June 22, 2011
Senate Saves California Tobacconists from Smoking Expansion Bill

Senate Saves California Tobacconists from Smoking Expansion Bill

California's smoking ban will likely be expanding soon, but to the relief of premium cigar retailers, their shops remain safe, for now.

June 8, 2011
NY Senate Committee Passes Cigar Tax Cap

NY Senate Committee Passes Cigar Tax Cap

The New York Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee passed a bill on Thursday that would, if passed, cap the state cigar tax on a single cigar at one dollar.

June 3, 2011
Park, Beach Smoke Ban in NYC Starts Today

Park, Beach Smoke Ban in NYC Starts Today

If you plan on smoking in a New York City park today, bring an umbrella and $50. Showers are expected in the area, and today Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on smoking in public …

May 23, 2011
Internet and Mail-Order Cigar Sales Banned in Maryland

Internet and Mail-Order Cigar Sales Banned in Maryland

Buying cigars via mail order or over the Internet is now against the law in Maryland.

May 16, 2011