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The Smokin Tabacco Show: What Does Charlie Minato Enjoy Outside of Cigars?

February 11, 2022 By Matthew Tabacco

This week, Matt and Nicole welcome Charlie Minato fro onto the show. They get Charlie’s back story on how halfwheel came to be and the early days with Brooks Whittington. Charlie then gets into the halfwheel Consensus which he explains is losing it’s edge and may not continue. We also get into the the highly controversial issue of the “strategic marketing” debate on certain packaging that could be argued by the FDA as direct towards children. Charlie gives his take on the issue and provides more info from what he knows on the FDA side of the argument and how that effects talks between the PCA and FDA. 

In the news, Micallef Cigars announced two new sizes to their Reata line, a toro and a corona extra. Expect these to be in stores this month. Charlie partakes in the Top 3 and tells us some of the things outside of cigars he really enjoys and even gets into a fourth. Listen in to find out more and as always, don’t forget to hit the Like and Subscribe buttons and visit for more news and content.

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