Editorial

13 Questions: Explaining FDA’s Plans to Ban Flavored Cigars, Menthol Cigarettes

Yesterday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration followed through with its commitment to move closer towards bans on the sales of flavored cigars and menthol…

11 Things: NASEM’s “Premium Cigars: Patterns of Use, Marketing, and Health Effects”

You didn’t want to read that 526-page FDA-commissioned report about premium cigars? Would you like to read 4,349 words of what I think about it?

10 Thoughts: Please Stop Marketing Cigars to Children

Over the weekend, Jas Sum Kral sent out a press release announcing a new line of flavored cigars sold under the “Munchies” name with the…

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I remember where I was when the website was turned on. I was at my parents’ house in Modesto, Calif. It was still very much…

Ten Questions for 2022

There are a handful of halfwheel traditions, none of them have a longer history than this one. Ten Questions started before halfwheel under a simple premise: what were…

Graded: Ten Questions for 2021

As many do this time of year, it is time to once again look back upon the year coming to a close. But in this…

A Very “Relevant” PCA 2021 Recap

Less than three weeks since we published our first booth post of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show, we are finally ready to close…

Five Things: What Today’s Federal Appeals Court Loss Means for Cigars

Today, the cigar industry suffered a resounding defeat at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. It’s the latest ruling in Cigar…

Córdoba & Morales Karole Bashkins

Check your calendar, because it is once again that time on halfwheel. On April Fools’ Day, we attempt to give a serious review to what could…

The Week That Never Ends (Programming Notes)

This annual New Year’s tradition at halfwheel contains a few elements. There’s the programming notes portion, a reminder, a reflection and a small peak into what…

Ten Questions for 2021

There are less than a dozen hours of the year—the year—remaining. As I’ve done at this point of each year for over a decade, it’s…