It comes as no surprise: New Yorkers are going to Pennsylvania to by tobacco products. Why? Well, it could have something to do with the recent tax increase. Pennsylvania, essentially, is gaining the tax revenue that New York hoped to generate for itself. The number of cigarette tax stamps New York sold in July fell [...]
Utah’s Davis County won’t be letting any hookah bars to open. The county’s board of health “issued a directive that hookah bars — businesses that offer waterpipe tobacco-smoking in public — be held in violation of state law,” according to the Standard-Examiner. These businesses are allowed to exist in Salt Lake County.
Yet another editorial in Pennsylvania laments the fact that a tobacco tax isn’t being used to protect jobs. The number of potential state layoffs has fallen from 1,000 to 200, but this protectionist measure doesn’t seem to be enough, as the writer asks, “Why are we even talking about layoffs?” Here’s the problem: taxing cigars [...]
The New York Association of Convenience Stores reports that cigarette sales by its members fell 25 percent to 35 percent last month. Does this means that people are quitting? Or, more realistically, is it because people are going across state lines, where the taxes aren’t severe? Let’s do the math on this one. There are [...]
The cuffs are coming out. Working together, state and federal authorities have brought the hammer down on a “big non-cigarette tobacco ring” that allegedly skipped out on $35 million in California excise taxes. The investigation took three years and resulted in 15 arrests, not to mention the indictments of three businesses, according to LA Weekly.
Watch this video to see what was on the minds of the people in the cigar industry in regards to our rights to smoke and the work the Cigar Rights of America is doing.
Bars and other businesses were added to a restaurant smoking ban at the last minute, resulting in a broad city ordinance for Chesnee, South Carolina. The city council’s vote was unanimous and is the first of its kind in Spartanburg County. The measure makes it “illegal for people to use any tobacco products, including cigarettes, [...]
This dispatch is from Barry Stein, of A Cigar Smoker, delivered from the floor of IPCPR. Check back throughout the day and week for more. The Cigar Rights of America panel at the IPCPR show was actively followed, according to the buzz on Twitter, and our correspondent on the floor of the show, A Cigar [...]
Although the Redskins performance has been disappointing to the fans owner Daniel Snyder feels he knows how to keep them coming back. Lack of performance put aside Snyder allowed the continued operation of the Montecristo Club lounge at FedEx Field. The 1,000-seat facility once sponsored by General Cigar and called Club Macanudo now sponsored by [...]
Mayor Julian Castro, of San Antonio, Texas, is seeking to close exemptions o the city’s existing smoking ban. San Antonio is already 97 percent smoke-free, and according to the latest CRA Action Alert, “restaurants with enclosed smoking sections and separate ventilation, bars, pool and bingo halls and comedy clubs are exempt.”