State tobacco-related legislative bills that have been introduced in the past week are listed below alphabetically by state:
Arkansas: Senate Bill 628 permits Arkansas based cigar shops to sell cigars at retail online.
Idaho: House Bill 363 provides that no local unit of government may adopt or enforce requirements for the regulation, marketing, or sale of tobacco products or electronic smoking devices that are more restrictive than or in addition to state and no local unit of government may impose or enforce a tax or fee on tobacco products or electronic smoking devices.
Maine: LD1423 / H.P. 1039 increases the cigarette tax from $2.00 per pack to $4.00 per pack. By law, the bill increases the tax on other tobacco products by the same percentage change as the increase in the tax on cigarettes.