Proposed Flavored Cigar Ban Defeated in Maryland

CIGARS1Bills in the House and Senate both aimed to ban flavored cigar sales.

A Maryland bill that aimed to prohibit the sale of flavored cigars and limit the sale and distribution of single cigars has been defeated, according to the Cigar Association of America (CAA), which lobbied extensively to prevent the bill from becoming law.

The bill failed in the House Economic Matters Committee on Tuesday, March 11, and the Senate Finance Committee killed its version of the bill shortly after.  

Both the House and Senate versions would have restricted all flavors with the exception of tobacco flavor, menthol, mint or wintergreen.

CAA noted that it plans to continue to fight against all flavoring bans across the country.

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