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Blog Roundup – E.P. Carrillo Connecticut, Serie N Day, California’s Ridiculous Proposed Smoking Ban, and Oklahoma Being Awesome

Lots of things are going on in the cigar world recently, though I don’t know enough about any one thing to write a full-length post about it. Everybody likes having four headlines rolled into one, so here’s this week’s roundup.

First off, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo announced that his company will soon release a Connecticut-wrapped cigar, according to Cigar Aficionado. Having already had huge success with the Edicion Inaugural, the Core Line, and the 2010 Edicion Limitada (which made it onto Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2010 list), this cigar should be an awesome addition to Perez-Carrillo’s résumé. Perez-Carrillo also blended La Gloria Cubana Serie R and Artesanos de Miami, among others.

Speaking of La Gloria Cubana, this Friday is Serie N Day. At 6 p.m. EST on Friday, Team La Gloria, the ambassadors behind La Gloria Cubana will hold a smoke-in at the legendary El Credito Factory. Viewers will be encouraged to ask questions via Twitter and Facebook, and the event is poised to be the biggest virtual smoke-in ever. For more information, click here.

For our cigar legislation, I’ll start with the bad news and end on the good news. Can you believe there’s actually some good cigar legislation news? Anyway, according to Cigar Aficionado, California Senator Mark DeSaulnier introduced a bill that would expand the workplace smoking ban to eliminate exemptions for tobacco shops, hotel lobbies, certain bars, banquet rooms, warehouses, and employee break rooms. Cigar Rights of America set up a petition for those who oppose the bill, which can be found here.

Our last bit of news (the good part) was brought to us by our loyal customer, Jake Payne. According to an article Jake posted on our Facebook page, a bill that would allow cities in Oklahoma to create their own tobacco use prevention ordinances was shot down in the house. So for now, Oklahoma is one just a handful of states that prohibit communities from adopting anti-tobacco policies that are stronger than state law. Take that, local nannies, and thanks to Jake Payne for posting the article.

Anyway, that’s all for this week’s roundup. If anybody feels that we missed anything, feel free to post it in a comment.