Colorado continues to be a hotbed of support for the Tobacco 21 movement, as this week the Garfield County Board of Commissioners voted to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and nicotine products in the unincorporated areas of the county from 18 to 21-years-old.

The increase goes into effect on Dec. 1.

Located due west of the Denver metropolitan area, Garfield County is home to just under 60,000 residents.

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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.