Cigar Legislation 

Cigar Legislation: Czech Government Bans Smoking In Restaurants, Bars and Cafe’s

Following many countries, the Czech Government has officially approved a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and cafes. While the ban has been all encompassing the government has specifically added verbage to include electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. This ban also includes the prohibited sale of cigarettes in hospitals and schools. While this may not seem like very important news for those of us in America who have had these regulations for years – even when considering the leniency of Europe as a whole, the Czech’s have been extremely tolerant and…

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Cigar Legislation 

Legislative News: Healdsberg, CA Hikes Purchase Age

  Monday the city of Healdsburg, CA, located in California wine countries Sonoma County, became the first city in the state to raise the legal tobacco purchase age to 21.  The new ordinance, which will go into effect in December, with a 4-1 vote even after the lone against voter, Councilman Gary Plass, warned that the city could open themselves up to lawsuits from the tobacco industry and retailers alike.  Though 18 is legally an adult and able to serve in the military and vote, they council passed the ordinance…

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Updates From CRA

FLORIDA OUTDOOR SMOKING BAN BILL ADVANCES IT HAS TO BE STOPPED – NOW. The Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee, by a unanimous 10-0 vote, advanced SB 258 that will allow Florida local governments to enact their own outdoor smoking restrictions. It must be stopped. Now. There are 410 incorporated municipalities in Florida, with 283 cities within 67 counties. The thought of creating such a quilt of ordinances and regulations on the cigar consumers and tourists of Florida, is mind boggling. This is nothing more than nanny-state pandering to a collection…

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