Legislative Record

The Virtue of a Legislative Record

April 15, 2011 marked a special moment in the political history of the premium cigar industry. It was the day U.S. Congressman Bill Posey...
Oregon Raises Legal Tobacco Possession Age to 21

Oregon Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Oregon has becomes the fifth state to raise the legal tobacco possession age to 21. Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown signed the legislation raising the...
Florida Cigar

Florida, the Courts and the New Dynamic in Washington

Those passionate for great cigars, as well as those who make those moments with a cigar possible, know that the state of Florida is...
FDA Announces Policy Shift and Deeming Regulation Delay

FDA Announces Policy Shift Impacting Deeming Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), now led by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has announced a new plan that targets the level of nicotine...
FDA Congress

Cole-Bishop Bill Reintroduced in Congress

U.S. Representatives Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Cole Bishop (D-Georgia) reintroduced legislation in Congress in an effort to change the FDA predicate date under the...
Minnesota

Minnesota County Seeks Cigarette-Like Restrictions for Vapor Products

In an unanimous vote, the Board of Commissioners in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, decided to treat vapor products as conventional cigarettes. Effective January 1, use...
New York City Passes Anti-Tobacco Legislation

NYC Passes Aggressive Anti-Tobacco Legislation

It will soon be more difficult and expensive to buy tobacco products in New York City. New York City’s Committee on Health has passed...
Trump Cuba

Trump Administration to Review Cuba Policies

Numerous reports are coming forth that the Trump Administration is in the process of reviewing former President Obama’s policies on Cuba. During Obama’s term...
FDA Regulations | What They Mean for Retailers

FDA Deeming Regulations: What They Mean for Your Store

Five months after the FDA’s deeming regulations were released, there are still a lot of questions and much confusion around what they mean for...
Marijuana Cory Booker

Senator Cory Booker Seeks Federal Legalization of Marijuana

On Tuesday, July 31, 2017, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced legislation that calls for the legalization of marijuana. “For decades, the failed War on Drugs...
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