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I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

Pennsylvania Bill Would Ban Smoking in Cigar Shops, Bars & Casinos

Beyond banning indoor smoking in virtually every place outside of a person’s home, the bill would remove a preemption clause, making it easier for local governments to pass even stricter anti-smoking laws.

Lampert 1675 Edición Morado Short Robusto Gets European Release

The Lampert 1675 Edición Morado debuted earlier this year in robusto and toro sizes, now the third size is available in European markets. This blend is described as one of the strongest in the Lampert portfolio.

Weekly News (Sept. 18, 2023)

The headlines, reviews and more from the past week.

C.Gars Ltd Opens Scotland’s First LCDH

The new Edinburgh store also has a heated lounge with full drink service and Puffin Rooms, which features live music.

FDA Informs Premium Cigar Companies of Updated User Fee Process Following Lawsuit

The effects of last month’s ruling in Cigar Association of America et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration et al. are beginning to shape.

Biden White House Announces New Anti-Tobacco Measures as Part of Cancer Moonshot Program

While there are no major policy changes, these announcement serve as a reminder that the Biden White House supports FDA’s plans to ban the sales of flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.

CigarKings Announces Dos Colores

CigarKings will show off the new Dos Colores cigar this week at InterTabac 2023. It is slated to ship in November.

El Septimo’s Empress of Sheba Heads to Stores

While El Septimo announced dozens of new accessories this summer, the Empress of Sheba is the company’s only new cigar for the summer.

Robert Wright Promoted to CLE’s National Sales Manager

Robert Wright has been named the national sales manager for CLE Cigar Co. The industry veteran joined CLE in 2012, when the company was launching,…

AGANORSA Leaf Teases Supreme Leaf Perfecto (Update)

This will be the third 6 x 54 vitola for the Supreme Leaf line.

La Aurora 120 Anniversary Begins Shipping

The first four sizes of the La Aurora 120 Anniversary are now shipping to stores. There’s a fifth size, a limited edition perfecto, slated for later this year.