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VODCast: Cigar Shops Being Robbed By The Taxman

This week on The Cigar Authority Live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire, w whom are cigar retailers in the State of New York. Additionally, Kathleen is the Secretary/Treasurer of the NY State Cigar Association. With many family owned retailers in the cigar business, the tax in their state went up to 75% Is this the end for them… or just the beginning of the fight! We will discuss how cigar shops are […]

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The After Show Discusses New York Cigar Taxes

On October 1st New York raised their cigar tax to 75%. Our own David Garofalo has always fought against cigar taxes, especially since those in government don’t realize how they don’t work. We look at what taxes do to stores and sales. The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in […]

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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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New York Governor To Propose Tobacco Purchase Age Increse To 21

The 56th Governor of New York State, Democrat Andrew Cuomo is expected to submit his 2019 Executive Budget on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. In the budget is language that will seek to raise the minimum sales age for tobacco products, including cigars to 21. The proposal will also limit where tobacco can be sold as well as prohibit certain discounts such as buy a certain amount to get one free which could change how cigars […]

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Cigar Legislation Week In Review Volume XXI

Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from California, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, New York, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas & West Virginia California – According to the Cigar Association of America California’s SB1400 which looked to limit tobacco sales to stores that derived 60% of its business from tobacco failed to get voted on in the state assembly. Florida – In […]

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Cigar Legislation Week In Review Volume XX

Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from California, Kansas, Maine, New York and Vermont. California – By unanimous vote, Nevada City Council on Wednesday passed the first reading of an ordinance that tightens regulation on the sale of tobacco products in town via The Union https://www.theunion.com/news/22596513-113/nevada-city-council-votes-5-0-to-pass-first Kansas – In Leawood, city leaders unanimously voted to raise the tobacco purchase age […]

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Cigar Legislation Week In Review Volume XVIII

Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Massachusetts, Missouri, New York and Oregon. United States – The U.S. Department of Transportation has authorized six United States airlines to begin air routes to nine cities in Cuba, and ticket sales will begin as early as next week via Cigar Aficionado https://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/us-authorizes-air-routes-to-cuba-18836 Arkansas – The […]

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Legislation Week In Review Volume XVII

Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Texas and the countries Canada, New Zealand and Norway. California – A proposal by Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) labeled as SB 1333 passed the senate and would make smoking or disposing of tobacco waste at parks and beaches illegal in the state, and those who violate […]

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Legislation Week In Review XV

Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. California – The Recreation and Parks Department in Santa Maria will take up the issue of smoking in parks in an upcoming meeting this July. In 2009 the city tried to ban smoking in parks but it was rejected via KEYT3 – https://www.keyt.com/news/Santa-Maria-Works-to-Revamp-Tobacco-Rules/39520978 Massachusetts – In Brockton, the […]

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Legislation Week In Review XIV

Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Australia Arizona – The Cottonwood City Council voted unanimously to approve Ordinance 620 which raises the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 via Verde Independent https://verdenews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1190&ArticleID=70318&TM=53485.63 Connecticut – The Meriden City Council voted 7-5 to ban […]

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