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 34 (Edition 131 7/18/15)

Feature of the Week: 83rd Annual IPCPR Annual Convention and Intl Trade Show Opens

The Trade Show officially opens today.  Stay tuned to Cigar Coop for continuing coverage.

2015 IPCPR Preview Series

We wrapped up our IPCPR Preview Series:

News and Previews

Legislative News

  • Senate Bill S. 441: S. 441 is the Senate Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars.  This week, no new co-sponsors signed on. The total sponsor remains at 17.
  • House Bill HR 662: H.R. 662 is House Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars.  This week, one new co-sponsorr was added.: Devin Nunes [R-California] has signed on.  The total number of sponsors is 129.
  • House Bill 2058:  H.R. 2058 is the House Bill to change the effective date for cigars subject to FDA regulation from 2007 to 21 months following any proposed regulations are put into effect. This week one new co-sponsor signed was added (Bill Flores[R-Texas]).The total number of sponsors is now 24


Stogie Geeks


This week we had no episode of Stogie Geeks broadcast.  We will return on 7/23/15 with Episode 149.

On this date July 18th…