The Cigar Industry Report is a one stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks. It is a combination of our news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week.  We will also recap what happened on our Stogie Geeks show.  Finally, each week we will look back at Cigar Coop history. Look for this report every Saturday morning at 8am Eastern time.

IPCPR 2014

Our 2014 IPCPR Digest is now live.  Follow this to keep track of all products and news related to this year’s trade show in July.

We have completed two installments of our 2014 IPCPR Preview Series.  Part 3 will be this Sunday.

Part 1: “The Five Boutiques to Watch.”
Part 2: The Potential Cigar Trends

Feature of the Week: OMB Changes Language in Proposed FDA Regulations  

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget has made changes that significantly weaken the language that detailed Health Risks for Cigars.  This marks the second agency in less than a weak to express concerns over the proposed FDA regulations outlined in the Deeming Document.  There were no changes to the OMB made as to what the definition of a premium cigar is, where the controversial point as been the $10.00 minimum.  It is routine process for FDA proposals to be submitted to the OMB for approval, denial, or modification.

FDA Regulatory Information

The big news this week is that the period for Public Comment to the FDA’s Deeming Document has been extended 30 days until August 8th. If you are looking for guidance on how to comment,  follow the links below:

In other news, the Small Business Administration wrote a letter to the FDA expressing concerns that the economic impact of potential regulation could lead to catastrophic effects.

We have a digest below of our links and other useful links when making your response:

News and Previews.

This week the busy news leading up to the IPCPR 2014 Trade Show continued

Legislative News (Other)

Stogie Geeks Episode Episode 100
This was our 100th episode of Stogie Geeks and we celebrated in style.  First Nestor Miranda, President of Miami Cigar and Company stopped up our studio for a visit and talked about his new Nestor Miranda Collection.  He discussed his plans to step down from the day to day operations, but plans on still being very visible in the cigar industry.

We were then joined by Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars.  Clint discussed all things 262 and talked about the new 262 Allegiance.  He broke news that the Allegiance Regular will become regular production, add a corona vitola to the line, and that the line will now be made in 20 count boxes.

We then went through our smokes of the week and reflected back on memories of the past 100 episodes.

Our smokes of the week included:

Espinosa y Ortega Cubao No. 7
Herrera Esteli Lancero – Edicion Limitada 2014 by Drew Estate
Jaxx LT by La Sirena – Toro
La Palina Goldie Lancero
Padron 1926 No. 35 Maduro
Room 101 Daruma Gold Mutante
Room 101 Daruma Mutante
Room 101 Big Payback Chavala
Viaje Skull and Bones MOAB 2014

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