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California Senate Passes 6 Anti-Tobacco Bills

Today, the state Senate of California passed six new anti-tobacco bills which will not move to the Assembly for consideration. The 6 bills were heavily debated and some language that was used is scary for smokers. Those measures that apply to cigar smokers include raising the smoking age in California from 18 to 21. Other measures included allowed counties to impose an additional tobacco tax and the increase the fee for a license that tobacco […]

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Law | New Hampshire Introduces New Tobacco Bills

The state of New Hampshire this past week introduced two new bills, the first of which is SB 105 which would dramatically broaden the indoor smoking prohibition. The details of the bill can be read on the state website. While we are no law experts there were no listed exceptions for cigar shops under the new proposal. The second bill, SB 89 is relative to cigars bars which now have the ability to have “shish” qualify […]

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Law | Lawrence, MA To Change Tobacco Laws

The Board of Health in Lawrence, MA has proposed regulations will raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. However, it doesn’t stop there as the town also wants to ban tobacco sales at pharmacies as well as requiring all single cigars to carry a minimum of $2.50. The health board considered bundling other regulations to battle obesity such as limiting the sale of soda or other sugar drinks to children under 18. The new […]

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Law: Kokomo, IN Proposed Smoking Ban Fails *updated*

Original Story: Aug 13th. Kokomo, no not the locale made famous by the Beach Boys. Kokomo, IN. The Kokomo Common Council unveiled a draft of a smoke-free ordinance that would ban smoking in all enclosed public places. The draft was presented to the council Monday and removes the current exemption for tobacco outlets, bars, taverns and fraternal organizations. It also includes a ban for E-cigarettes. The committee will meet again on Monday to discuss amendments to […]

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