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Legislation Roundup: New York City Mulls Sidewalk Smoking Ban, Hawaii Closer to Cigar Tax Relief

Legislation Roundup: New York City Mulls Sidewalk Smoking Ban, Hawaii Closer to Cigar Tax Relief

Tax relief for premium cigars advances in Hawaii, Connecticut considers raising its smoking age, and one New York City council member wants to ban smoking while walking in the Big …

March 23, 2018
Pennsylvania Cigar Shops, Bars Could Go Smoke-Free

Pennsylvania Cigar Shops, Bars Could Go Smoke-Free

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduced a bill this month that could ban smoking inside a number of private businesses, including the state's cigar shops, bars and casinos.

May 11, 2017
FDA Announces Database For Grandfathered Products

FDA Announces Database For Grandfathered Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a new database of grandfathered tobacco products meant to assist manufacturers seeking substantial equivalence, but the extent …

February 28, 2017
New Jersey Bill Would Allow New Cigar Lounges

New Jersey Bill Would Allow New Cigar Lounges

New cigar lounges could be returning to New Jersey.

September 12, 2016
California Raises Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

California Raises Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

First Hawaii and now California.

May 9, 2016
Chicago Increases Tobacco Tax, Raises Purchase Age To 21

Chicago Increases Tobacco Tax, Raises Purchase Age To 21

Cigar taxes are going up in Chicago, but not as high as once feared. The Chicago City Council voted in favor of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel's ordinance yesterday, increasing taxes by 20 …

March 17, 2016
California Lawmakers Vote to Raise Tobacco-Purchase Age Limit to 21

California Lawmakers Vote to Raise Tobacco-Purchase Age Limit to 21

California appears poised to become the second state in the union to raise its age limit to purchase tobacco products to 21 years old after lawmakers there approved legislation …

March 15, 2016
Rhode Island Cigar Bar Will Open Despite Local Backlash

Rhode Island Cigar Bar Will Open Despite Local Backlash

Two Rhode Island business owners will continue construction on their upcoming cigar bar after winning a high-profile dispute over a liquor license late last month that received …

February 11, 2016
Chicago Aldermen Nix Tougher Cigar Laws

Chicago Aldermen Nix Tougher Cigar Laws

It appears that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed series of tobacco-related measures, which includes a 90-cent tax hike on premium cigars, has been momentarily stalled after a …

February 9, 2016