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Cigar News

Editor’s Note: Last week we published a story indicating that the Padrón Family Reserve No. 50 had shipped. That story was incorrect. The retailers we spoke to had confused this product with another new release from Padrón that began shipping a few months ago. We apologize for the mistake and any confusion that might have been caused.

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Trademark

  • Premium Imports, Inc. (La Flor Dominicana) Files for LFD.

Legislation

Colleges & Universities

  • Coastal Carolina University — Tobacco-free as of Aug. 1.
  • Georgia Southern University — Smoking ban in effect.
  • Louisiana Public Colleges & Universities — Smoke-free as of Aug. 1. That includes: 
    • Louisiana State University at Alexandria 
    • Louisiana State University and A&M College
    • Louisiana State University at Eunice
    • Louisiana State University in Shreveport
    • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
    • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
    • Southern University System Southern University and A&M College
    • Southern University at New Orleans
    • Southern University at Shreveport
    • Southern University Law Center
    • Grambling State University
    • Louisiana Tech University
    • McNeese State University
    • Nicholls State University
    • Northwestern State University
    • Southeastern Louisiana University
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    • University of Louisiana at Monroe
    • University of New Orleans
    • Baton Rouge Community College 
    • Bossier Parish Community College 
    • Delgado Community College
    • L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College
    • Louisiana Delta Community College
    • Louisiana Technical College 
    • Elaine P. Nunez Community College
    • River Parishes Community College
    • Sorrento South Louisiana Community College
    • SOWELA Technical Community College
    • Tulane University
  • Northwestern State University — Tobacco-free as of Aug. 1.
  • St. Clair Community College — Now tobacco-free.
  • Tri-County Technical College — Tobacco-free as of Aug. 1.
  • University of Delaware — Tobacco-free as of Aug. 1.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City — Smoking ban as of Aug. 1.

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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.