Mehta Decision Provides CRA Support on the Hill
By Cody Carden – 9/14/2023 On August 9, 2023, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta fundamentally altered the tobacco regulation landscape when he struck down all U.S. Food & Drug Administration…
CRA Celebrates Historic Victory Against FDA
August 10, 2023 Yesterday’s final decision by US District Judge Amit P. Mehta in CAA et al v FDA (plaintiffs Cigar Association of America, Cigar Rights of America, and Premium…
New Mexico: A new bill introduced in the New Mexico House of Representatives would dramatically increase the cost of cigars by more than tripling the tax on large cigars. H.B. 33 would change the tax on large cigars from its current calculation, 25 percent of the wholesale price with a cap of 50 cents per cigar, to 77 percent of the wholesale price with no cap.
Florida: If you’ve been smoking cigars for a couple decades, chances are you’ve noticed that finding a place to light up is increasingly difficult. The first statewide smoking ban in bars arrived in California in 1998, and the trend has accelerated ever since. Twenty-eight states now have comprehensive indoor smoking bans on the books.
Kentucky: The Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve an application to rezone the property located at 1442 Delaplain Road from A-1 (agricultural) to B-1 (business) to allow the applicants, Leaf & Barrel, to move forward with plans to open a cigar and bourbon lounge on the property.
Florida: An Ybor City organization is working to support our troops by giving Cigars for Soldiers, a unique way to say thank you for their service with a gift that represents Ybor City. In a joint effort with the non-profit Support Our Troops, the Ybor City Development Corporation has been collecting ‘Cigars for Soldiers’ for around a decade.
Missouri: There’s a hidden corner of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton that transports visitors back in time. For those in the know, all it takes is a handful of steps through a set of alternating arches, and poof – you’ve left the 2020s behind, entering instead into a posh space set 100 years in the past.