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News Alcohol & Tobacco
May 31, 2017
By Jay Lehr
Regulations could prevent smokers from turning to safer options.
May 22, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Following the implementation of a ban on tobacco and e-cigarette use in Novato, California in January, lawmakers in neighboring cities are considering similar bans on tobacco and e-cigarette use in public and private spaces.
May 17, 2017
By Kathy Hoekstra
Jeff Stier, a risk analyst for the National Center for Public Policy Analysis, once signed up for NYC Quits, a government tobacco-control program giving away free nicotine patches and gum every year, out of curiosity.
May 1, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
Minnesotans will soon be toasting a new law, thanks to the repeal of 158-year-old legislation preventing liquor stores from operating on Sundays.
April 24, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
Connecticut residents may say “cheers” to a proposal in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s (D) proposed budget agenda.
March 7, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
In February, lawyers representing the plaintiffs—Legato Vapors, Jet Setter Juice, Rocky Mountain Ecigs, and Derb E Cigs Indiana—filed paperwork asking Barker to “enter the tendered proposed judgment order and permanent injunction.
March 5, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) wants to raise the state’s excise taxes on cigarettes to help cover a projected state budget gap of $1.7 billion, or about $472 in debt per Connecticut resident.
February 11, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
A Florida congressman is proposing a bill to roll back a 2016 power grab by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, revoking the agency’s authority to restrict cigar sales.
January 23, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
Trade organizations representing cigar manufacturers and vendors are suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over a regulatory expansion the agency enacted in 2016.
December 15, 2016
By Michael McGrady
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed a bill reforming the state government’s restrictions on alcohol sales, allowing consumers to purchase six-packs of beer at privately owned alcohol distributors, such as gas stations.