The new year will bring a pair of anti-tobacco regulations to Broomfield, Colo.

When the calendar flips to Jan. 1, smoking and vaping will be banned in public places, including parks and the outdoor areas of bars and restaurants. Then on May 1, the age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes will increase from 18 to 21-years-old, and tobacco retailers will need to have obtained a license in order to continue to selling such products. Both ordinances passed by an 8-1 vote.

Broomfield is home to just over 68,000 residents and is located 18 miles northwest of Denver.

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.