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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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[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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[Turkey] Indoor smoking ban has Istanbul's shisha smokers in a fit

But if all goes according to government plan, he will not be able to smoke inside the cafe much longer. A law requiring shisha cafes to comply with an indoor smoking ban already in place for cigarettes, pipes and cigars since 2009 was published in Turkey
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Feb 23, 2013 22:04
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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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[Florida] Selling flavored tobacco products could be prohibited in Miami-Dade

Trying to discourage kids from using flavored chewing tobacco and cigars, county commissioners will take a preliminary vote Tuesday on banning their sale.
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 15, 2012 10:24
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The FDA’s New Deeming Regulations — Preliminary Observations — Potential Exemption for Premium Cigars

Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Apr 28, 2014 19:17
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New Device Allows Cigar Smokers to Sample Blends Before Online Purchase

Famous Smoke Shop, a leading online distributor of discounted cigars, has partnered with tech start-up company Blend Masters, Inc to develop a device that allows cigar enthusiasts to sample cigars directly from Famous Smoke Shop's website before purchase.
PR Web
added Apr 1, 2014 17:10
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Grape- and strawberry-flavored cigarillos soon will cost more in Ohio

Little cigars that come in tempting flavors of grape, peach and strawberry will cost more under Ohio's newly approved two-year budget. Lawmakers more than doubled the tax on cigarillos from 17 percent to 37 percent of the wholesale price. This makes the
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Jul 15, 2013 17:39
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