The Cigar Industry Report is a one-stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It is a combination of the news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. In addition, 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 38 (Edition 239 8/12/17)


IPCPR 2017 Reports

We continued our post IPCPR coverage. Be sure to follow our 2017 IPCPR Digest for our full coverage.

This week we had the following feature stories:

This week we filed the following reports:

Other News

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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors is now 121.
  • U.S. SenateS.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564.This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 16.
  • House Bill 1136: H.R. 1136 is the legislation 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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 86.
  • New York: The New York City Council has approved a bill which raises the minimum price of a cigar to $8.00, plus implements a tax increase. It will become law if signed by Mayor Bill De Blasio.
  • Oregon: Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill into law that raises the State Tobacco Purchase Age to 21.


Cigar Coop Coffee Collection

We have partnered with Layne Coffee to offer two unique coffee blends. We have the details here. You can also order your coffee here, but at  press time we are sold out.

Prime Time Show

This week there was no Prime Time Show. We will be back next week.

Our shows are available on YouTube, Podbean, iTunes, Tune In Radio, and Google Play.

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 17 (8/17/17) Kevin Schweitzer, Rock-A-Feller Cigars
Episode 18 (8/24/17) TBD
Episode 19 (8/31/17) Charlie Minato, Halfwheel
Episode 20 (9/7/17) Tom Lazuka, Asylum Cigars
Episode 21 (9/14/17) TBD
Episode 22 (9/21/17): Ryan Frailing, Island Lifestyle Importers

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