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 35 (Edition 184 7/23/16)

Feature of the Week: Cigar Industry Might Have Busiest News Week Ever

This week might be one of a kind for the cigar industry. With the IPCPR Trade Show set to open on July 24th and the FDA set to begin to implement its Deeming Regulations on August 8th, there has been a scramble like never seen before to get new product out. This week we published some three dozen stories related to IPCPR. Given how hard it will be to get new product out after August 8th, we may never see a week like this again.

FDA News:

This week we reported that a Judge in a Washington DC Circuit Court has ordered Vaping Trade Association and Nicapure Labs LLC lawsuits to be consolidated, Meanwhile a hearing date has been set.

Southern Draw Cigars issued a statement on the FDA Regulations, including the company’s decision to not attend the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.

On Going Coverage

IPCPR Pre-Game Series

Detailed IPCPR Pre-Game Coverage

Other News

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-sponsored were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 166.
  • 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-sponsored were added. The total number of sponsors is now 72.


Stogie Geeks

This week Sam Morales, of Drew Estate joined us. We also welcomed back Jack Torano, from Torano Family Cigars. Our Debonaire Ideal segment was on Summertime Drinks and Cigars plus we had ourSStogies of the Week that included:

Stogie Geeks News – July 15th 2016

Stogie Geeks Throwback

This week we look back at two classic episodes from the Stogie Geeks archives.

On this date July 23rd…