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News Alcohol & Tobacco
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.
December 3, 2016
By Gabrielle Cintorino
A new cigarette tax approved by California voters in November 2016 will take effect on April 1, 2017, increasing the state’s excise tax on tobacco cigarettes from 87 cents to $2.87 and adding new tobacco-related taxes to e-cigarettes.
November 14, 2016
By Jeff Reynolds
Colorado voters rejected a proposition on the November 2016 ballot asking for a massive tax increase on cigarettes sold in the state.
November 10, 2016
By Jeff Reynolds
Lawmakers in Whatcom County, Washington voted to prohibit e-cigarette use on all government-owned property in the county, as well as in privately owned businesses, such as bars, workplaces, and restaurants.