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 6, Number 1 (Edition 202 11/26/16)

Feature of the Week: Fidel Castro Dead at 90

Fidel Castro, the Communist party revolutionary who seized power in Cuba in 1959, implementing a totalitarian regime and nationalizing business and industry has died. He was 90 years old

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, one new co-sponsors was Mark Sanford [R-South Carolina] was added.  The total sponsor count is now 170.
  • 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.


Agile Cigar Reviews

Stogie Geeks

This week was Episode 210 for Stogie Geeks. For this Episode, we had a special interview with the one and only Rocky Patel. We welcomed back Jay Caragay of Spro Coffee as our special guest who sat in a special Debonaire ideal. Finally we had our Stogies of the Week which included:


On this date November 26th…