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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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11 Jul Encourage Your Customers to Submit Public Comment!

  Encourage Your Customers to Submit Public Comment! This is the ninth in a series of action alerts from the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) regarding the proposed deeming regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. This week, it is critical...

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07 Jul This Week in the States: July 7, 2014

      IPCPR Weekly Legislation Report Currently in Session The following state legislatures are meeting actively this week: Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are also meeting. Active Legislation by State   The following legislative activity occurred from June 28 to July 3 on...

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