Editor’s Note: We put a few breaks in for everyone. We have now divided the Weekly News up into three sections: cigar news, legislation news and university related tobacco news. We feel that covering the banning of tobacco products on colleges and universities is a worthwhile endeavor, unfortunately, there are really too many to leave into a category that will already seem quite busy. We hope the new look will make things easier for you keep track of.

  • La Sirena and Miami Cigar & Co. Part Ways — Press release here.
  • Drew Estate Ships MUWAT KFC — Here.
  • Jay Z Enter Cigar Business With Cohiba Comador — Details here.
  • E.P. Carrillo Announces INCH Short Run 2014 — Story here.
  • Oliva Serie V Melanio Double Toro Heading to U.S. — Next month, story here.
  • Ramón Allones Ancient Humidor Heads to LCDHs — Press release here.
  • Quesada España Ninfa Coming in 2014 — Story here.
  • LFD Chapter Two In the Works:

Chapter 2.... #thefuture

  • Toraño Working on New Brick Packaging — Details here.
  • Gurkha Ships Cellar Reserve Limitada — Story here.
  • Ortega Ships Wild Bunch 2013 Crazy Jack — Details here.
  • Gurkha Warehouse Burglarized — Story here.
  • Davidoff Introduces Year of the Horse Accessories — Press release here.
  • Viaje’s 2014 Plans — There are allegedly new sizes coming to both Oro and Exclusivo. Below is some sort of prototype from Andre Farkas:

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  • IPCPR Submits Letter to OMB on Regulation of Premium Cigars — Press release here.
  • H.R. 792 reaches 137 sponsors. You can track the bill here.
  • West Windsor, N.J. Eyes Increased Smoking Restrictions — Story here.
  • Tualatin, Ore. Bans Smoking in Parks — Story here.
  • Mineral County, W.Va. Smoking Ban Slated for January 2 — Details here.
  • Boulder Eyes Municipal Grounds Smoking Ban — Details here.
  • Manchester, Conn. Eyes Ban on Town Events — Story here.
  • Cape Coral Votes on Flavored Tobacco Ban — Here.
  • Springfield, Mo. Debates Park Central Square Smoking Ban — Details here.
  • China Considers Smoking Ban — Here.
  • Bulgaria Rejects Smoking Ban Changes — Details here.
  • New Zealand Eyes Plain Packaging — Story here.
  • University of Illinois: Smoking ban approved for January 1, 2014.
  • Northern Michigan University: Tobacco ban approved for August 1, 2014.
  • Sacramento State: Tobacco ban approved for Fall 2015.
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point: Smoking ban approved for Fall 2014.
  • Eastern Michigan University: Smoking ban examined.
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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.