Tobacco Legislation

From Cigar Rights of America

Cigar Rights of America Today, the FDA (same ones that want to regulate cigars) announced that “tainted cantaloupe” has spread to 22 states, and 2 people have died. Just for today, avoid the fruit, and enjoy of cigar. You might just live longer.

California: Important Legislative Notice

We are closely watching SB575
California Customers and Premium Tobacco Retailers: We wanted to take this moment to update you on Senate Bill 575. SB575 proposes to strip important exemptions from the state’s public smoking prohibitions–simply put, if approved, SB575 would ban smoking in retail tobacco shops, among other places.

Presently, SB575 looks to lack the support to ultimately make it to the governor’s office. For now, we will not initiate any Legislative Action Alerts regarding SB575. Working closely with our allies, we continue monitoring the bill and will take the appropriate action, including launching an Action Alert, when the time warrants.
Thank you for your attention in this important matter.
Chris McCalla
IPCPR Legislative Director

Tobacconists and Consumers! We Have our Bill!

Congressional Legislation
To amend the Federal FDA Tobacco Control Act; to clarify the FDA’s jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.
Bill # H.R.1639.

About This Legislation:
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration’s jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.

Bill 575 Passes Ca. Senate Committee

A California senate committee voted on Wednesday to pass a bill that expands the prohibition on workplace smoking to include retail tobacco shops.

The Senate’s Labor and Industrial Relations Committee voted 5-2 to refer Bill 575 to the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill, as passed, eliminates most of the specified exemptions, like the one that allows for legal smoking in retail tobacco shops, written into the current workplace smoking ban.

California’s tobacconists unsurprisingly oppose the bill, and the Cigar Rights of America has called the legislation“an assault on small business.”

The Cigar Rights of America has been fighting the legislation since it was introduced in February by Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, urging both members and non-members to sign an online petition.

Visit www.cigarrights.org/petition_California001.php to sign up.

For more on this story, see the next issue of Cigar Insider, out April 19.

 

Friends of Cigar Smoke
tatuaje-logo
SNS-logo
LAtelier-logo
ww
7-20-4-cigars-logo
room-101-box1
FourKicks
Gurkha
La Palina
viaje-logo
liga-logo2
cromagnon
OSOK by Matt Booth
room101logo
youradhere
cigarsmokeboys
NK CIGAR LOUNGE
Cigar Dojo
Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

View Calendar

CIGAR CREW REVIEWS
Past Reviews
July 2014
S M T W T F S
« Apr    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
IPCPR
Join Cigar Rights of America