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Relationship Building Tobacco Retailers

Relationship Building: A Key Task for Tobacco Retailers

With the continued pressure of local ordinances and state legislative bills that seek to restrict or prohibit the sale of legal tobacco products, raise...
Tobacco 21 is a Catch 21

Tobacco 21 is a Catch-22

A Catch-22 is a problematic situation caused by mutually conflicting or seemingly contradictory conditions. Considering raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products is...
FDAs Sampling Do's and Dont's

Sampling Do’s and Don’ts: FDA’s New Rules

In October, the FDA issued its final guidance on the sampling of premium cigars and other covered tobacco products. The sampling restrictions apply to...
2017 Tobacco Legislation Roundup

2017 Tobacco Legislative Roundup

The following are roundups of legislative activity at the state and local levels. Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Taxation—State Level The year 2017 produced an increase in...
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...
Federal Regulation Update

What You Need to Know About Federal Regulation

Below is a list of the top five federal level issues that concern both tobacco manufacturers and retailers. 1. Dr. Scott Gottlieb Appointed to Head...
FDA Cigar Warning Labels

The Law on Labels

The FDA’s Deeming Regulations are now in full swing, and several deadlines have come and gone since its implementation on August 8, 2016. Currently,...
Age Verification

Acing FDA Age Verification Rules

Since the FDA’s deeming regulations went into effect on August 8, 2016, anyone selling tobacco products must verify that the purchaser is over 18...
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...
All Politics is Local

All Politics is Local

“All politics is local” is the title of the opening chapter in former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip O’Neill’s biography. It...
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