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Update on NPM Fee Legislation — Mississippi, Florida and Texas

Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Mar 20, 2013 00:20
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[Maryland] Another tax hike on cigarettes and cigars gets kicked around

Tobacco lobbyists and anti-smoking advocates went head to head in a high-stakes hearing Wednesday on the legislature’s latest proposal to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from $2 to $3. The tax rate on cigars would triple from 30% to 95%.
Baltimore (MD) Post-Examiner
added Mar 16, 2013 13:53
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[Florida] Philip Morris Case Gives Defendants Hope For Lower Damages ($$)

A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that a judge should have ordered a new trial when he determined a $300 million jury award against Philip Morris USA Inc. was too high, and not simply reduced the total — a decision that gives second life to companie
Law360
added Dec 14, 2012 02:06
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[North Carolina] Ex-US Rep. Charlie Rose helped tobacco farmers

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Rose, who used his seat on the House Agriculture Committee to help farmers and protect the tobacco crops that brought wealth to farmers in his North Carolina district, has died, his wife said Tuesday. Rose, 73, died of Parkinson’
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Sep 5, 2012 16:02
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[North Carolina] Cigarettes blamed for Asheville fires

Second blaze in a week caused by smoking
Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
added Aug 30, 2012 11:46
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[Maine] Portland committee backs smoking ban in parks

But the committee declined to pursue a ban on smoking in private clubs.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Jul 20, 2012 03:34
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Montana Democrat's transportation amendment kills RYO cigarette operation

Yesterday, coming on the heels of the Department of Labor unemployment report of 8.2 percent, President Obama signed into law a $105 billion transportation bill that Obama says will create jobs. At the same time, within the transportation bill, an amendm
Examiner.com (National)
added Jul 8, 2012 14:13
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[Florida] Cigar shop owners take action on possible regulations

With the law not specific yet on cigar regulations, the cigar industry wants Congress to protect premium brands from standards imposed on cigarettes, such as requiring new health-warning labels, banning certain flavors and limiting the sizes and shapes o
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jul 2, 2012 00:45
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[New York] Seneca tobacco dealers accused of flouting law

New York City filed a lawsuit against a cigarette dealer on the Seneca Indian Reservation, claiming that the business has been flouting state and federal law by shipping thousands of packs into the city without paying state or local taxes or verifying the
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 28, 2012 13:25
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[Nebraska] Lincoln parks could soon be tobacco free

It got approval from the Board of Health Tuesday night, now it needs approval from the Parks Department.
KLKN-TV (Lincoln, NE)
added Jun 25, 2012 12:53
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