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.

Cigar Industry Report: Volume 4, Number 32 (Edition 129 7/4/15)

We Remember Jon Pelham

Jon Pelham, a cigar enthusiast based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away on June 29th.  Pelham was a passionate cigar enthusiast who was often seen at events in the Southeast United States.  He was a noted fan of Tatuaje and Room 101 Cigars.  Personally, I always enjoyed talking cigars with him at various events I would see him at.  Our prayers and condolences go out to his wife Mandy, his family, and friends.

2015 IPCPR Preview Series

We kicked off the first installment of our 2015 IPCPR Preview Series on 2015 IPCPR Trade Show Preview Part 1: A Look at This Year’s Trade Show and Convention

News and Previews

Legislative News

  • Senate Bill S. 441: This is the Senate Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars.  This week, no new co-sponsors signed on Senate Bill (S. 441) – the total sponsor count is at 17.
  • House Bill HR 662: The House Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars.  This week, no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors is 126.
  • House Bill 2058: This week no new co-sponsors were added to H.R. 2058 (to change the effective date for cigars subject to FDA regulation from 2007 to 21 months following any proposed regulations are put into effect). The total number of sponsors remains at 21.
  • Federal: In a major step to restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, the U.S. and Cuba announced that in July it will re-open embassies in each other’s capitals.


Stogie Geeks Episode 146


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