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 28 (Edition 177 6/4/16)

Feature of the Week: Jack Torano Rejoins Torano Cigars

Earlier this week, Duran Cigars’ Marketing and Sales Manager Jack Torano announced was departing the company, Torano broke news to Cigar Coop that he was going back to his roots and joining the Torano Cigars brand of General Cigar Company as a Brand Ambassador.

FDA News

We covered details on two additional lawsuits against the final regulations on premium cigars.

On Going Coverage

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 165
  • 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-sponsor were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 59.
  • Illinois: Chicago retailer Iwan Ries filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the recent city tobacco tax.

Editor’s Corner

This month’s editorial was entitled “One Headline-Why Believe It?


Stogie Geeks

No show next week. We will return with Episode 189 on Monday June 6 at 6:30 PM Eastern.


Stogie Geeks Shorts

This week we covered our Top 5 Salomones.


This week we go back to Episode 32, You’re So Coolidor.

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