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Baltimore to Ban Single Cigars

Submitted by Rob on June 2, 2008 – 4:21 pmNo Comment

Attempting to lower the numbers of people who smoke cheap, “inexpensive”, small, cigarillos – Baltimore is trying to ban bar shops (bars? Any shops?) from opening packages and selling the cigars individually.Black and Mild Ban


I went ahead and added the link to the full news story because I have more commentary on this story then actual news. Plus the writing of the article is just superb.

Are they going to define what the difference between a bar, cigar lounge, and cigar bar is?

Will cigar bars have to follow these rules?

What is a pack? Does this include small cigar bundles? How do you know if a cigar is really cheap?

What about “real” cigarillos?

The end of the story gives an example of this trying to pass in Maryland and it was quickly shot down by tobacco makers and retailers (nothing is ever quick in politics). Good luck to everyone in Baltimore who will fight this.

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