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Beverly Hills Inches Towards Tobacco Sales Ban, But Exempts Cigar Lounges

Beverly Hills Inches Towards Tobacco Sales Ban, But Exempts Cigar Lounges

Beverly Hills is poised to ban the sale of most tobacco products.

May 9, 2019
Colorado Senate Nixes Cigar Tax Proposal

Colorado Senate Nixes Cigar Tax Proposal

Colorado Senators have struck down a measure that sought to ask voters to approve a tax increase on handmade cigars and other nicotine products.

May 3, 2019
Colorado Looks To Raise Cigar Taxes

Colorado Looks To Raise Cigar Taxes

Residents of Colorado may have a say in whether or not to raise the state’s cigar tax after a pair of lawmakers recently introduced a bill that seeks to put the issue on next …

April 29, 2019
Bill Seeks to Ban Online Cigar Sales, Flavored Cigars and Boost User Fees

Bill Seeks to Ban Online Cigar Sales, Flavored Cigars and Boost User Fees

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. has filed a measure that aims to place a series of onerous restrictions on premium, handmade cigars, including banning all Internet cigar sales as well as …

April 23, 2019
McConnell Wants To Raise The Legal Age To Buy Tobacco To 21

McConnell Wants To Raise The Legal Age To Buy Tobacco To 21

Sen. Mitch McConnell announced yesterday that he plans to file a bill to raise the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco to 21 years old.

April 19, 2019
Bill Seeks To Raise Federal Minimum Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

Bill Seeks To Raise Federal Minimum Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) yesterday filed a bill that seeks to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, including premium cigars, to 21 years old.

April 5, 2019
Rubio Leads Congressional Hearing on Premium Cigars In Ybor City

Rubio Leads Congressional Hearing on Premium Cigars In Ybor City

Today in Ybor City, Florida—once the epicenter of American handmade cigar production—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) led a Congressional field hearing on premium cigars.

April 5, 2019
Rubio To Host Hearing On Premium Cigar Regulation

Rubio To Host Hearing On Premium Cigar Regulation

For the first time ever, Congress will hold a hearing specifically on premium cigar regulation.

April 4, 2019
FDA Proposes New Guidelines for Substantial Equivalence

FDA Proposes New Guidelines for Substantial Equivalence

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a new rule detailing how all tobacco product manufacturers—including cigarmakers—should submit their Substantial …

March 29, 2019