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 44 (Edition 141 9/26/15)

Feature of the Week: FedEx Ends Tobacco Shipments

Word surfaced this week that global courier FedEx will end all tobacco shipments effective January 5, 2015.  This includes cigarettes, loose tobacco, hookah, smokeless tobacco, and all cigars.

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, two new co-sponsors signed on – Rep Emanuel Cleaver [D-Missouri] and Rep. Diane Black [R-Tennessee]  The total number of sponsor is now at 137.
  • 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, no new co-sponsors signed on.  The total number of sponsors remains at 27.
  • Cigar Rights of America: Executive Director Glynn Loope sent a letter to all of the 2016 Presidential Candidates calling for support and communication to the premium cigar industry.


Agile Cigar Reviews

Stogie Geeks


Reminder, we launched an all-new version of the web-site.  As such we have moved our lifestream feed back to be hosted on our own platform.

This past week, on Episode 157 we welcomed Tom Lazuka of Asylum Cigars. Our Debonaire Ideal  (posting next week) discussed music albums.

Finally we did our Stogies of the Week (posting news week) which included:

On this date September 26th…