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 43 (Edition 192 9/17/16)

Feature of the Week: Viaje Circa ’45 Launched in Europe

Viaje has its first full-line dedicated to Europe. This week, on the eve of Inter-Tabac 2016, Andre Farkas launched the Viaje Circa ’45. It is a more traditional cigar in terms of its profile and its packaging. We got the details here.

Detailed IPCPR Coverage

This past week we planned to wind down our reports from the 2016 IPCPR. Well, we decided to add some additional ones. Right now we expect this to be the last week of our daily coverage.

Other News

FDA Coverage

This week the FDA it had run its first set of Age Compliance Checks since the Deeming Regulations were extended to all tobacco products. As we saw, there were no violations involving traditional hand-rolled cigars. We got the details here.

Our ongoing FDA Coverage is here:

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 sponsor count remains at 167.
  • 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 two new co-sponsors were added. This includes: Brad Wenstrup [R-Ohio] and Mike Bishop [R-Michigan]. The total number of sponsors is now at 78.
  • South Dakota: A judge upheld the State’s Smoking Ban. Several Video Lottery companies filed a lawsuit in 2011 claiming the law was unconstitutional.


Agile Cigar Review

Stogie Geeks


This week was Episode 200 for Stogie Geeks. Thank you to our loyal listeners, viewers, readers, and sponsors!

For Episode 200, we had Abe Flores of PDR Cigars in our studio as our special guest. For our Debonaire Ideal, also reflected on the past and looked ahead to the future. Finally we had our Stogies of the Week which included:

Archetype Dreamstate Toro
Caldwell Eastern Standard Dos Firmas (Caldwell Signature) Culebra
Caldwell Eastern Standard Dos Firmas (Caldwell Signature) Piramide
Caldwell The Last Tsar Belicoso
Charter Oak Connecticut Shade Petite Corona by Foundation Cigar Company
Davidoff Yamasa Piramides
Davidoff Yamasa Robusto
Entrada 1st Edition Corona
Fuente Fuente OpusX Oscuro Reserva D’ Chataeu
Imperia Fundador by MLB Cigar Ventures
Matilde Quadrata Robusto
The Oscar Robusto
Room 101 Big Delicious
Serino Royale Maduro XX Sublime
Tatuaje Reserva K222
Tatuaje Skinny Hyde

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