The Cigar Industry Report is a one stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It is a combination of our news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. 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 12 (Edition 213 2/11/17)

Cigar Coop Announces Partnership with Smooth Draws Radio

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Smooth Draws Radio. We got the details here.

Feature of the Week: Kafie 1901 Cigars Opens Tabacalera G.Kafie y Cia 

In a story first seen on Cigar Coop. Kafie 1901 Cigars has announced it is opening its own factory, Tabacalera G. Kafie y Cia. We got the details here.

News Recap

Legislative News

  • Federal: Tom Price has been confirmed by the U.S.Senateas Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • House of Representatives: H.R. 564 is a proposed piece of legislation that calls for an exemption from FDA Regulation for premium handmade cigars. This week 3 co-sponsors were added including: Rep David Rouzer [R-Ohio], Rep Mike Bishop [R-Michigan], and Rep Chris Collins [R-Iowa]. The total number of sponsors is now 62.
  • U.S. SenateS.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564. This week Senator Robert Menendez [D-New Jersey]. The total number of sponsors is now 11.
  • WashingtonHouse Bill 1919 has been introduced by State Representative Brandon Vick that would allow for cigar lounges again provided lounge workers are smokers.


Agile Cigar Reviews

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