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 45 (Edition 194 10/1/16)

Feature of the Week: Nic Wing Passes Away 

Nic Wing, the popular editor of the UK Cigar Scene and a fixture of cigar media in the United Kingdom has passed away.


News Recap

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, two new co-sponsors were added.  This includes Cresent Hardy [R-Nevada]. Lynn Jenkins [R-Kansas]. The total sponsor count is now at 169
  • 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 were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 78.
  • California: Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a proposal that would have extended a smoking ban to State Parks and Beaches. He also vetoed a bill to ban smoking on College campuses.

Feature Story

Spotlight on Drew Estate at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show


Stogie Geeks

Stogie Geeks News

This week on Stogie Geeks News, we look at some people news, line extensions to the A.J. Fernandez Last call line, and the new Casa Cuba Divine Inspiration.

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