The Thompson Cigar Factory in Bartow was saved from its death. The House Committee on Agriculture voted (25-20) to move forward with plans to remove travel restrictions to everyone’s favorite communist Caribbean island. Tom Johansmeyer, whom also writes for Cigar Reader and Luxist, wrote an interesting piece for Huffington Post on cigar marketing. My Father Cigars has just released a new label, La Reloba, available in two wrappers from $4-6. J.C. Newman’s label, Brickhouse, has released a new size – the Mighty Mighty.

Help Us… Seems the electronic cigar has hit the market. At $50, you get 600 puffs of a device that… wait for it…. just delivers the nicotine without the “offensive cigar smoke.” Hey, it comes in a coffin. As of July 1st, flavored cigarillos are banned in Ontario, UK. For the second year in a row, a cigar tax in Pennsylvania has been defeated.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of 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.