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[Wisconsin] LETTER: Bob Suh: Tax other tobacco products same as cigarettes

Even though we have seen a decrease in cigarette smoking, we have seen an alarming increase in the use of Other Tobacco Products (OTPs) among youth. Examples of OTPs include chewing tobacco, little cigars, snus and snuff. These products do not fit under
(Madison, WI) Capital Times
added Sep 17, 2013 11:25
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FDA Overruled By White House On Removing Flavored Cigars and E-Cigarette Liquids From The Market

As a part of the federal rulemaking process, so-called “major” rules, those that have a large impact on the economy, must be reviewed by OMB. Although it is staffed mostly by economists who review a rule’s impact on the national economy, this office has
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Jun 7, 2016 15:54
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New Report: Tobacco Companies Exploit Regulatory and Tax Loopholes to Market Cheap, Sweet Cigars that Entice Kids

cigar sales have more than doubled since 2000, driven by an explosion of cheap, sweet small cigars that entice kids, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. National surveys show high school students are twice as likel
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 13, 2013 11:51
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Backgrounder Article from Justice Canada: Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act

The provisions come into force as of April 10, 2015 by order of the Governor in Council. In addition, the Government recently proposed regulatory amendments to the Tobacco Act to further restrict flavours used to market cigars that appeal to youth, and
Government of Canada (ca)
added Apr 21, 2015 15:23
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[Canada, South America/Caribbean] Conan O'Brien takes talk show to Cuba for cigars, rum and rumba

To mark the historic event, O'Brien took it upon himself to serve as an unofficial ambassador and tour guide, visiting a Cuban cigar factory...socialite Paris Hilton dined with British supermodel Naomi Campbell at the closing gala of the International Ha
Calgary (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Mar 8, 2015 09:32
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[New York] Stubbed Out / The cigar industry says the FDA’s proposed regulations would be devastating.

The regulations would impose three new rules that the cigar industry views as particularly devastating. First, they would subject many new cigars to a pre-market review process, which the industry says is somewhat comparable to the process the agency us
National Review
added Aug 29, 2014 14:10
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[New York] EDITORIAL: The 5000-hour cigar

The regs would exempt cigars designated as premium, but only if they carry an arbitrary price tag of at least 10 bucks. So a Park Avenue plutocrat will get his smoke without interference, but the working stiff Joe who wants to relax with his $3 stogie af
New York Post
added Aug 29, 2014 14:08
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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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Cigar Use on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

More teenagers are turning to cigars, particularly among African-Americans, even as they smoke fewer cigarettes, according to a government survey. The findings published Thursday come as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration weighs tighter restrictions
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Nov 15, 2013 02:06
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[Pennsylvania] The Rolling Stones Were Smoking Cigars at Cuba Libre

Mick and the boys are wrapping up the US leg of their tour in Philly and threw a big party at Guillermo Pernod's restaurant that included salsa dancing, live music, and the finest cigars around.
Eater.com (blog)
added Jun 21, 2013 10:35
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