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  • Sierra Leone Enacts Tobacco Control Regulations — via
  • Bangor, Maine Resumes Discussions on Flavored Tobacco Ban — via
  • Nashville Passes First Reading of Ordinance Banning Smoking in Bars; Cigar Bars Not Affected — via
  • Palmdale, Calif. Votes Down Flavored Tobacco Ban Expansion — via



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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.