IPCPR Legislative | Alerts


13 Jan Louisiana: NOLA Smoking Ban Town Hall Tomorrow

Tomorrow members of the New Orleans City Council will hold a public town hall meeting to discuss proposed smoking ban legislation that would prohibit smoking in most businesses and public spaces across the City. The Council could have a final vote on this ordinance as early...

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12 Jan This Week in the States

Weekly Report: January 12, 2015   Dear IPCPR Member:   The IPCPR state affairs team and affiliated state associations represent the interests of retail tobacconists in state capitals across the country. This year the premium tobacco industry will face many challenges on the state level. The IPCPR team will continue...

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12 Jan Louisiana: NOLA Considers Smoking Ban

Last week the New Orleans City Council held a preliminary public hearing to discuss proposed smoking ban legislation that would prohibit smoking in most businesses and public spaces across the City. No final votes were taken at this meeting; a public town hall to further...

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01 Jan IPCPR Year in Review

Dear IPCPR Member:   In 2014, the premium tobacco industry faced many legislative and regulatory challenges. IPCPR was at the forefront of each these battles on the Federal and State levels representing your interests as a retail tobacconist. Some of our notable achievements include:   FDA Regulation – As...

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07 Nov 2014 Election Update

Tuesday’s 2014 mid-term election resulted in a number of substantial victories for Republican candidates.  The GOP took control of the U.S. Senate and expanded its majority in the House of Representatives to one of the largest margins in history.  With several key races yet to...

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04 Nov 2014 General Election is Today!

The 2014 general election will take place today, November 4. It is critical that you cast your vote in support of candidates who can be counted on to protect the future of your retail tobacco business. The elected officials who have signed on to "The Traditional...

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17 Sep Extremely Urgent Alert, Your Business May Be At Risk

  Dear IPCPR Member,   It has recently come to our attention that at least two of IPCPR’s member retailers have been seriously affected by banking restrictions brought on by the Justice Department’s “Operation Choke Point.” Launched in 2013, this program targets certain industries by pressuring banks to...

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