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 17 (Edition 218 3/18/17)

Feature of the Week: The Cigar Coop Prime Time Show 

This week we announced an extension to the Cigar Coop brand with the Cigar Coop Prime Time Show, a cigar industry-focused podcast. The show will debut Thursday April 13, 2017 at 10pm.

News Recap

Legislative News

  • 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 six new co-sponsors signed on including: Todd Rosita [R-Indiana], Scott Tipton [R-Colorado], Jason Lewis [R-Minnesota], Bill Shuster [R-Pennsylvania], Keith Rothus [R-Pennsylvania], and David Schwikert [R-Arizona]. The total number of sponsors is now 85.
  • U.S. SenateS.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564. This week no new co-sponsors signed on. The total number of sponsors remains 13.
  • House Bill 1136: This is legislation that was introduced by Rep Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) to change the Grandfather Date for Deeming Tobacco products subject to FDA Regulation from February 15 2017 to 21 days after enactment of the regulations. This week 6 co-sponsors signed on including Chuck Fleischmann [R-Tennessee], Tim Murphy [R-Pennsylvania], Mike Bishop [R-Michigan], Brett Guthrie [R-Kentucky], Dave Brat [R-Virginia], and Adrian Smith [R-Nebraska]. The total sponsor count is now 21.
  • New Mexico: State lawmakers struck down a proposed tobacco tax.


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