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 24 (Edition 173 5/7/16)

Feature of the Week: FDA Announces Regulates on Premium Cigars

It was the worst case scenario the cigar industry feared as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced how it intends premium cigars. As a part what the regulations, there was no exception carved out for premium cigars.

As part of our on-going coverage of the FDA, we take a look at what the new warning labels will mean to the cigar industry.

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. This 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.
  • California: Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a series of Sweeping Anti Tobacco Measures, one of which includes raising the tobacco purchase age to 21.


Agile Cigar Reviews

Feature Stories

Editor’s Corner

This month’s piece was on “Planning Cigar Reviews

Stogie Geeks

For Episode 185 we welcomed Justo Eiroa and Bernie Rodriguez of JRE Tobacco. Our Debonaire Ideal segment was on the Coffin Cigars and we had our Smokes of the Week which included:

We published Episode 184 – which included:

Stogie Geeks News

This week we covered the new Camacho PowerBand, Tatuaje Reserva K222, and Viva Republica’s new Ivy Brand.

Stogie Geeks Shorts

On this date May 7th…