IPCPR Legislative | Alerts


18 Nov IPCPR Government Affairs Quarterly Report

For several years, your representatives at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) worked diligently to prevent regulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Despite our best efforts, FDA’s “Deeming Rule” regulating cigars and other tobacco products took effect on August 8,...

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16 Nov Summary of State Election Results

Click here to view a partisan splits and election results by state. Below is an overview of state election results: Twelve states held elections this year to choose governors. Seven races were for open seats. North Carolina’s gubernatorial race is still undecided. Assuming Attorney General Roy Cooper wins, Republicans will...

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11 Nov Election Results and FDA Regulations

As the dust continues to settle after this week’s historic election, we wanted to provide you with an early update on what it means for the premium cigar industry’s efforts both from a legislative and regulatory perspective. Congress Many of our champions faced tough re-elections and in...

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09 Nov California Voters Approve Proposition 56

Yesterday California voters approved Proposition 56. This misguided measure will increase the cigarette tax by $2.00/pack, with an equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine, effective April 1, 2017. 37.1 percent voted “no” on Proposition 56 and 62.9 percent voted “yes” on...

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09 Nov Missouri Voters Defeat Proposition A

Yesterday Missouri voters defeated Proposition A. This misguided measure would have harmed your small business by increasing taxes on other tobacco products by 5 percent. 55.26 percent voted “no” on Proposition A and 44.74 percent voted “yes” on Proposition A. Click here to view official election results....

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09 Nov North Dakota Voters Defeat Measure No. 4

Yesterday North Dakota voters defeated Measure No. 4. This misguided statutory measure would have harmed your small business by increasing taxes on cigars and other tobacco products from 28 percent to 56 percent. 61.67 percent voted “no” on Measure No. 4 and 38.33 percent voted “yes” on...

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09 Nov Colorado Voters Defeat Amendment 72

Yesterday Colorado voters defeated Amendment 72. This misguided Constitutional Amendment would have harmed your small business by increasing the total other tobacco products tax rate to 62 percent. With 51 of 64 counties reporting so far, 46.36 percent voted “yes” on Amendment 72 and 53.64...

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