On May 5, 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would regulate premium cigars for the first time in history. This announcement came two years after the agency published a draft of its proposed regulations for cigars, pipe tobacco, e-cigarette and vapor products and other unregulated tobacco products.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.