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Delaware Poised To Become Next Tobacco 21 State

In a move that has the backing of Delaware Governor, John Carney the Delaware House of Representatives approved S.B. 25 by a 25-16 vote. The move was preceded by the senate passing the same bill in mid-March by a 14-6 vote. Upon the bill being passed Governor John Carney stated, “Preventing smoking is the best thing we can do to improve the health of our state, and reduce the growth of health care costs over […]

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Illinois Governor Signs Tobacco Increase Into Law

In 2018, the state of Illinois saw the House and Senate pass a Tobacco 21 bill. That bill made it to the governor’s desk where it was vetoed. In 2019, the House and Senate once again passed a Tobacco 21 law and sent it to a new Governor. On Sunday, Governor JB Pritzker signed the bill into law which goes into effect July 1st. Illinois becomes the 10th State to to raise the tobacco purchase […]

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Drew Newman Testimony at Marco Rubio Senate Hearing in Ybor City

In a press release today, JC Newman released the testimony of Drew Newman before the Senate Hearing in Ybor City in regards to Premium Cigars and Small Business. Good afternoon Mr. Chairman and Members of Congress. In 1895, my great-grandfather, J.C. Newman, founded our family business. Four generations and 124 years later, we are the oldest, family-owned, premium cigar company in America. Here in Tampa, we proudly roll premium cigars the same way that my […]

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US House Introduces Tobacco 21 Bill

Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-4) introduced his Stopping Consumption of Tobacco by Teens (SCOTT Act).  The bill, co-sponsored by Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51), would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21 nationwide and increase age verification requirements for online sale of vaping products.  This bill is designed to curb youth introduction to tobacco and specifically vaping products as explained in a statement released by Rep. Aderholt’s office today: “This is bipartisan legislation that builds […]

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Maryland Legislature Sends Tobacco 21 Bill To Governor

Back in February the House and Senate introduced bills to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. On March 19th, both bodies passed their respective bills but there was a difference that needed to be ironed out. That difference was wan exemption that would allow military members under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco with a military ID. Today the House amended their version of the bill allowing the exemption which is a big […]

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New York Legislature Sends Tobacco 21 Bill To Governor

You can pretty much add another state to raise the tobacco purchase to 21 years old. The Tobacco 21 A558  bill which passed the Assembly by a vote of 120-26 headed over to the Senate where it passed in similar fashion.  At 4:11 PM after numerous statements by legislatures, S2833 was passed by a vote of 52-8. The bill now heads to the desk of Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo who has publicly stated that he plans […]

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Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Issues Statement on Tobacco

The following statement from Dr. Scott Gottlieb was issued today via an FDA Press Release which deals with substantial equivalence among other things. Our comprehensive plan on tobacco and nicotine regulation, unveiled in July 2017, aims to tackle the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. by focusing on two key areas: reducing the nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to render them minimally or nonaddictive; and harnessing new forms of nicotine delivery that could […]

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Washington Governor To Sign Tobacco 21 Bill Into Law

Less than 24 hours after the Senate passed the Tobacco 21 law, Washington Democrat Governor Jay Inslee announced via Twitter he will sign the bill making Washington the 9th State to pass such a law. #Tobacco21 is the most preventative, cost-effective policy we can adopt to protect the health of our youth. Trudi and I have supported this bill for years – and I look forward to signing it. #RaiseTheAge #Washington21 #waleg pic.twitter.com/7ifXweZTES — Governor […]

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House Bill Introduced To Exempt Premium Cigars, Again

Like clockwork the past few years the House and Senate have introduced bills that would provide a much needed exemption for Premium Cigars. Earlier this year the Senate introduced S.8 which was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio, and H.R. 1854 follows suit with however it is it not identical and would remove a certain exemption sought by S.8. The bill currently summarized as “H.R.1854 – To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify […]

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