Last night, the Bogalusa City Council enacted what is being heralded as the most comprehensive smoking ban in Louisiana.

The ban, which has yet to posted to the city’s website. applies to all indoor facilities within the city, including bars and gaming facilities according to a report from Retail tobacco stores did receive an exemption, as did private homes and cars and hotel rooms designated as smoking rooms.

Bogalusa has a population of just over 12,000 residents and is situated 70 miles north of New Orleans.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.