It’s been a quietly busy week. The big news, the Tatuaje Anarchy launched. It’s a pigtailed Figurado that measures a 6 1/8 x 48-52 in fifteen count boxes around $150 from Smoke Inn. Brian Hewitt had some updates on the other Tatuaje projects including the Monster Series and Saints & Sinners. Brian also dug up some info on Ernesto Padilla’s new projects. Rocky opened up his new lounge, Burn. My understanding is that there should be Rocky lounges popping up all over the country, but we’ll wait and see I suppose.

Another week, another lawsuit – this time it’s Chivas and Thompson Cigar laid off nearly eighty people in its other companies. In legislation news, San Jose is looking to increase taxes and fees for tobacconists and new advertising rules in Australia seek to outlaw cigar advertising online.

Finally, we launched our Winter Charity Raffle, it’s been up for a few days now and we have already raised quite a bit, but any and all support will be much appreciated.

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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.