Five Thoughts: Imperial’s Decision to Sell Its Premium Cigar Business

Earlier today, Imperial Brands, plc announced that it was putting its premium cigar business up for sale. While cigarettes are Imperial’s main business, its premium...
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Tobacco 21 is Here, What Else Comes With It

Twice in the last five days, I’ve written about efforts from powerful lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum announcing bills that seek to...
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Six Parting Thoughts on Scott Gottlieb’s Resignation

I wasn’t planning on doing this explainer type post, but given that I keep receiving text messages and emails about the subject, here we are....
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Ten Questions for 2019

A belated welcome to 2019. As is the tradition at halfwheel—and actually before this website started—each year I ask 10 questions that will face the cigar...
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Updates (Programming Notes)

On paper, 2019 will be a big year for halfwheel. I suppose every year is a big year. Every year that we get to do...
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Graded: Ten Questions for 2018

With 2018 counting down its final days, it’s time to take a look back at an article that is an annual tradition on halfwheel, Ten...
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This Is (The) Future: IPCPR 2018 Recap

And then it ends. A week ago we published our 137th and final booth post from the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. Today’s post...
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Six Thoughts: Altria’s Premium Cigar Exemption Stance

On Tuesday, Cigar Aficionado published an article that made the final 24 hours of my vacation a lot less enjoyable. It also made the lives of...
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Eight Reasons Why Today’s Sales Tax Ruling Won’t Change How Cigars Are Sold

Today, the Supreme Court overturned a ruling that prevented states from requiring out-of-state internet retailers to collect sales tax. While it is a long-awaited change...
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A Visit to Camp Camacho

On a road just past the city center of Danlí, Honduras lies a colorful building that is sorely out of place. The Davidoff of Geneva...
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A Statement on the Thompson Sale & the IPCPR

This week in Washington D.C. the board of the IPCPR, the International Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association, will meet for a semi-annual meeting. Amongst the...
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