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[Florida] Holy smoke! Banditos swiped $100000 worth of Cigarillos and premium cigars

While inside, the banditos swiped three or four pallets of Cigarillos, filtered cigars, blunt cigars, premium cigars, tobacco wraps and cigarette papers -- worth about $100,000 before fleeing, deputies said. Now lawmen are trying to smoke them out.
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 14, 2013 14:32
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Not Your Grandfather’s Cigar / A New Generation of Cheap & Sweet Cigars Threatens a New Generation of Kids (PDF)

This report documents how the proliferation of new cigar products and their marketing has changed the market in ways that threaten our kids and establishes the need for common-sense regulation of cigars. It also explains how tobacco tax policy should be
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 14, 2013 14:24
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[New York] Teens increasingly drawn to cigars; health groups fight for anti-tobacco funding

As health groups fight to get funding restored to reducing smoking rates in New York, a national tobacco watchdog group reported this morning that cigar smoking among teenagers has exploded over the past decade. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said h
Buffalo (NY) News blogs
added Mar 13, 2013 11:49
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World's Biggest Cigar Producer Eyes Premium Market

Swisher International Inc., a company that sells more cigars in a day than many cigar companies sell in an entire year, has formed Royal Gold Cigars, a premium cigar division that is being headed by cigar-industry veteran Alex Goldman. Royal Gold is goin
Cigar Aficionado
added Feb 10, 2013 20:49
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[Oregon] EXECUTIVE ORDER 12-13 TOBACCO FREE PROPERTIES (PDF)

a. State agency employees are prohibited from using tobacco products made for human consumption (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco) inside state agency buildings and on stat
Oregon Governor
added Aug 4, 2012 16:04
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Smokers in U.S. Switch to Pipes, Cigars From Cigarettes

People in the U.S. are smoking more cigars and pipe tobacco even as cigarette use declines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 2, 2012 17:23
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In Case We Didn’t Know the Difference Between “Big” and “Little” Cigars, the New York State Tax Department Tells Us What it Is

The importance of the ruling is that little cigars are taxed at the same rate as cigarettes, which is lower than the rate on big cigars. This is probably the most important tax development to come along since the Internal Revenue Service released Revenu
National Law Review
added Sep 7, 2014 13:40
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New Study Finds 17.4 Million U.S. Adults Smoke Cigars, Showing Need For FDA to Regulate All Cigars to Protect Public Health

These trends come as tobacco companies have exploited regulatory and tax loopholes to promote cigars, often in ways that appeal to kids... It is imperative that the FDA and Congress take action to address the health risks posed by cigar smoking and preve
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:18
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White House weakened draft of FDA's proposed tobacco regulations

weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes...Office of Management and Budget, which analyzes the potential economic consequences of proposed regulations, deleted lan
Reuters
added Jun 25, 2014 06:42
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[Israel] Lapid Raises Cigarette Prices

Finance Minister Yair Lapid signed an order calling to raise the prices of cigarettes, tobacco for cigarettes and cigars. The order, which went into effect at midnight, sees the prices of cigarettes rising by 2.5 to 3 shekels per pack. Tax authorities in
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com)
added May 8, 2013 14:05
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