The small town of Farmington in northern Mississippi has passed new legislation which bans smoking on both city and public property, as well as within 15 feet of the public entrance to businesses. The ban still allows smokers to light up on private property and in their homes.

Those cited for violating the new ban, which includes all smoked tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and is expected to go into effect within the next 30 days, will face fines of $50.

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.