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Law | Hawaii A Signature Away From Becoming 21

Last week Hawaii passed a bill that could make it the first state to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 years of age to 21. However, Governor David Ige has yet to give any indication if he intends to sign the bill into law. It is imperative to let the Governor know that if you are old enough to die for this country on the battlefield you should be allowed to exercise […]

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Law | Texas Looking To Raise Tobacco Age To 19

Currently in the Health & Human Services committee is bill S.B. 648 which would raise the minimum purchase of tobacco in the state of Texas from 18 to 19. The bill was introduced by Juan Hinojosa-D, Joan Huffman-R and Carlos Uresti-D. If passed selling to those under 19 would result in a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of $500.00. It would also prohibit those under 19 from entering a humidor in the state. Texas […]

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Law | Nebraska Cigar Bars Resume Smoking Effective Immediately

Smokers rejoice. Nebraska Legislative Bill 118 that was sponsored by Republican Senator Tyson O’Neill of Larson and passed last week by a margin of 45-3 has been signed. Upon returning to Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets signed the bill on Thursday that will provide an exception to the statewide smoking ban. Since the bill carried an emergency clause, the new law took effect the moment the signature was placed on the bill. The roller coaster ride […]

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