Review: Texas Lancero by Alec Bradley

Texas Lancero by Alec Bradley

Featuring a pig tail and massive 70-ring gauge, this stick offers notes of citrus and leather. The steady and even burn was impressive, given the sheer size of the cigar.

While it’s unrealistic to think that this smoke would make its way into anyone’s regular rotation, it’s certainly worth a try.

Texas Lancero by Alec Bradley7” x 70
Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua
Medium Bodied
Nicaraguan wrapper


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Review: Mi Querida by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust

Mi Querida by Dunbarton

Notes of brush, sourdough, and a subtle cinnamon and milk chocolate taste are present in this smoke. However, the tight draw and fast burn are concerning.

Mi Querida by Dunbarton5” x 52
Medium to Full Bodied
Connecticut broadleaf wrapper

Lawmakers Seek Flavored Cigar Ban

The U.S. Senate is mulling a bill with bipartisan support that would ban the sale of machine-made, flavored cigars (often referred to as “gas station cigars”).

The Stopping Appealing Flavors in E-Cigarettes for Kids (SAFE Kids) Act is co-authored by Dick Durbin (D – IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R – AK). Aimed primarily at preventing minors from buying and using e-cigarettes, flavored cigars would also be included in the bill’s provisions.

Supporters of the measure say it could drastically reduce youth smoking. Meanwhile, critics argue that gas station cigars are often gutted and turned into marijuana “blunts.” Others point to current laws that, when enforced, should already be preventing the sale of tobacco to minors.

If passed, the bill would not affect premium, hand-rolled cigars.

by Frank Samandari
Industry News Contributor
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Frank Samandari is an award-winning marketing and web content copywriter based near Daytona Beach, Florida.