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Representatives Shalala and Pallone Introduce Comprehensive Legislation Against Tobacco

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) announced the introduction of the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019 today. The new legislation aims to address the sharp rise in use of tobacco and e-cigarette products among young people. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an alarming 78 percent increase in current e-cigarette use by high school students […]

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Nebraska Legislator Proposes Cigar Tax Cap

The state of Nebraska currently has a tobacco tax of 20% on “cigars, cheroots, and stogie.” However, that could change thanks to Sen. Justin Wayne (D-13/Omaha), who introduced a bill that would amend the current tax to a 50 cent cap. The bill has been assigned to the Committee on Finance and can be read below. LB429 on Scribd

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News | Texas Proposes Statewide Smoking Ban

Over the last five years the state of Texas has had a smoking ban bill introduced into the state senate. The previous four years saw the measure defeated, but try and try again has become the mantra. The latest attempt to pass a smoking ban comes in the form of S.B. 87. The proposal was filed in advance of the opening of the next legislative session by a Democrat from Houston. T The proposal by […]

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