Christmas came a little early for the premium cigar and pipe industry in Chicago as the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on Dec. 19 that an additional tobacco tax levied by the “Windy City” was invalid and in violation of state law.

Originally passed by the Chicago City Council in 2016, the law levied additional taxes on cigars, pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own cigarette tobacco. The city ordinance taxed cigars at 20 cents per unit, $1.80 per ounce of smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco and 60 cents per ounce of pipe tobacco.

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