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Tobacco 21

The After Show With More On Tobacco 21 Impact on Cigars

This week The After Show we look at a few emails we received on Tobacco 21. We continue the discussion onTobacco 21 law and how it impacts cigars now and in the future. The After show is brought to you by Roma Craft Tobac. 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 […]

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The After Show Talks Tobacco 21

The week on the after show we talk Tobacco 21 as we share our thoughts on the new law that went into affect a lot quicker then anyone expected. 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 Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we […]

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FDA Begins Enforcing Tobacco 21 – NATO Press Release

The National Association of Tobacco Outlets has sent an email to its members denoting the FDA has stated that they are enforcing the Federal Age 21 Purchase Law immediately. The press releases goes on to say… As reported this past week President Trump signed into law a federal government funding bill (U.S. House Bill 1865) that contains a provision raising the legal age to purchase any kind of tobacco product to 21 years of age. […]

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Senate Passes 2020 Spending Bill Which Includes Tobacco 21 *Update*

For the past couple of years states and cities have taken it upon themselves to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. In the midst of the impeachment hearings, the 2020 Budget was crafted in the dead of night. Included in this document which was over 2,300 pages long was a measure that would raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. The budget which now heads to the desk of President Donald Trump will remove […]

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New Hampshire State Budget To Include Tobacco 21 Law

The state of New Hampshire is about to join the list of states with a Tobacco 21 Law. In budget meetings the House of Representatives had included an exorbitant tax on Vape. The Senate then in turn wanted to lower the tax to make the state competitive with surrounding states. In turn, the House agreed to a lower tax in exchange for Tobacco 21 legislation. A committee of House and Senate lawmakers will put the […]

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Connecticut Governor Signs Tobacco 21 Bill Into Law

You can now add Connecticut to the list of states that have raised the Tobacco purchase age to 21 as Democrat Governor Ned Lamont signed HB 7200 into law. The bill had passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 124-22 and the Senate with a tally of 33-3. The new law will see those who sell tobacco to those under 21 fined $300, with a second offense of $750 and a third offense […]

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Texas Raises Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

The state of Texas has raised the tobacco age to 21 with Republican Governor Greg Abbott signing Senate Bill 21 into law. The bill had the support of the company JUUL who took full-page advertisements in state newspapers in support of the measure. Altria, the parent company of Nat Sherman Cigars owns a 35% stake in the e-cig company. The bill which takes effect on September 1, 2019 passed the House of Representatives by a […]

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Maryland Governor Signs Tobacco 21 Bill

You can now add Maryland to the growing list of states that have raised the tobacco purchase age to 21. On Monday May 13th, Maryland Republican Governor signed a bill raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state to 21-years-old with an exemption for active members the military. HB 1169┬ápassed the House with a vote of 101-35 and the Senate with a vote of 32-13. The new law goes into effect October […]

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Arkansas Passes Tobacco 21 Law

Back in February 2019 the Arkansas legislature proposed a Tobacco 21 bill called HB 1980. That bill has passed the house by a vote of 31-1 and the Senate 66-9. The new bill bans the purchase of all tobacco products to those under 21 years old while providing an exemption to members of the military and smokers who turn 19 prior to the law taking effect on September 1, 2019. Arkansas is set to become […]

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Vermont Sends Tobacco 21 Bill To Governors Desk

Earlier this year the legislative body of Vermont took up a tobacco 21 bill for 5th consecutive year. This time the Tobacco 21 bill passed the house by a vote of 124-14 after passing in the Senate. The bill now heads to the desk of Republican Governor Phil Scott who is expected to sign the bill pending a review. The new law will go into effect on September 1st, 2019. Under the new law selling […]

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