The city of Gautier, Miss. will soon consider the merits of a public smoking ban, with a pubic meeting seeking comment on the matter scheduled for April 15.

The specifics of a smoking ban ordinance are still to be worked out, but it would certainly affect restaurants in the city, where smoking is still allowed.

Gautier is a coastal town located in the southeastern part of the state and is home to just under 20,000 people.

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.