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 38 (Edition 135 8/15/15)

Feature of the Week: Cigar Coop Turns Five Years Old

Today, August 15th marks the five year anniversary of Cigar Coop. We recapped this milestone as well as several other milestones in this month’s Editor’s Corner. It’s been an on-going learning process during this five years.  Our first article wasn’t even cigar related, but it inspired everything that would follow.  We’ve come a long way from this article, but check out “Tales from the IPCPR in New Orleans Part 1: Worth it for an Iced Coffee?

Very simply, this milestone is to thank you – our readers of Cigar Coop and our audience on Stogie Geeks for your support.

News and Previews from the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show

We are entering the home stretch of our recaps from the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.  Be sure to check out our 2015 IPCPR Digest for all of our pre-game, show floor, and post-game reports.

Other News

  • Ezra Zion Cigar Company: The Texas based company announced availability of its second blend dedicated to the Christian-based cigar ministry, the Blessed Leaf 1611.
  • J. Fuego Cigar Company: The company has created VUDU – a shop exclusive line for Famous Cigar.

Feature Stories

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, no new co-sponsors signed on.  The total number of sponsor remains at 132.
  • 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. TThis week, no new co-sponsors signed on.  The total number of sponsors remains at 27.


Stogie Geeks



This week we welcomed Emma Viktorssen from Las Cumbres Tabaco.  Our Debonaire Ideal talked about Las Vegas (Video Coming Soon).  Finally our Stogies of the Week (Video Coming Soon) included:

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