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 5, Number 23 (Edition 172 4/30/16)

Feature of the Week: Camacho Powerband Announced

Since it’s historic relaunch in 2013, Camacho Cigars has used to month of June to launch its major release for the year. 2016 will be no exception as Camacho has announced its second installment of its Master-Built series with the Camacho Powerband. The Powerband is a cigar described as “inspired by the power, performance and acceleration associated with a classic V-twin engine, built to galvanize a brotherhood of freedom seekers.” The cigar utilizes a proprietary bunching technique in its construction. The cigar is scheduled to hit retailers beginning mid-June.

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 were added.  The total sponsor count remains at 21.
  • House Bill HR 662: H.R. 662 is House Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars. his week, no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 163.
  • 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 52.
  • MassachusettsThe State Senate voted 32-2 to raise the State’s Smoking Age to 21. The bill must still go through a vote in the State House and get the Governor’s signature.


Stogie Geeks

For Episode 184 we welcomed Jonathan Gach and Debbie Medina of Senor Rio Tequila. Our Debonaire Ideal segment was on the Sports Stars who Smoke Cigars and we had our Smokes of the Week which included:

We published Episode 183 – which included:

Stogie Geeks Shorts


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