I’ve opted not to do any IPCPR-related news… there’s really no point. Press releases are coming out hourly and I’ve been trying to keep up with them, remember that all IPCPR-related stuff will be tagged appropriately and you’ll be able to just click on the tab right above.

A proposed smoking ban in San Antonio has continued to cause controversy. A ban on smoking for West Allis firefighters has gone in the way of the firefighters. Following reports that cigarette smokers are just shifting to small cigars, lawmakers in Iowa are trying to close the loophole. Seems the legal battle over Guantanamera took a major turn, with the Miami-based company coming out on top. Don’t worry, Habanos S.A. will just go after someone else.

If you’d like a list of new releases, Stogie Guys has a great list featuring all but a couple of what I know of… See everybody in NOLA!

Avatar photo

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 have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.