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Kathy Castor files bill to restore charitable contributions of premium cigars to U.S. troops

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Hillsborough County Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor has filed legislation to reinstate the tradition of donating cigars to U.S. military members who are deployed overseas. The bill, titled “Restore Charitable Contributions of Premium Cigars to the Troops Act,” is a response to regulations on cigars, e-cigarettes and other products that took effect Aug. 8. Those regulations also include what has been understood to be a ban on the charitable donation of tobacco products. Two weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Times reported the new regulations had prompted Tampa cigar retailers like J.C.…

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