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 46 (Edition 247 10/7/17)

Feature of the Week: Motion for Injunction Filed Against the FDA 

This week the cigar industry filed a motion for preliminary injunction and partial summary judgment against the FDA Deeming Rules. These actions could take the industry lawsuit against the FDA in a different direction. We’ve got the details here.

News and Previews


Agile Cigar Reviews

Legislative News

  • State Department: The agency has issued a warning  urging citizens not to travel to Cuba. In addition, it is significantly reducing the staff at the U.S. Embassy.
  • 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 two new sponsors, Brad Wenstrup [R-Ohio] Mike and Mike Gallagher [R-Wisconsin], were added. The total number of sponsors is now 126.
  • 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 is now 18.
  • 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 one new co-sponsor Ryan Costello [R-Pennsylvania] was added. The total number of sponsors is now 88.
  • California: Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a ban aimed at state parks and beaches.

Editor’s Corner

This month’s editorial is entitled “Evolution“.

Cigar Coop Coffee Collection

Reminder, we have partnered with Layne Coffee to offer two unique coffee blends. We have the details here. You can also order your coffee here.

Prime Time Show

This week, we welcomed Enrique Seijas of Matilde Cigars for Episode 24. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we talked wedding cigars. Finally, in our Deliberation segment, we ponder why the cigar community has been so quiet about the recent injunction filed against the FDA and discuss what we think the IPCPR should do when selecting a new CEO.

Prime Time Special Edition

For Special Edition #13, we welcomed Phil Zanghi of Debonaire House as a special guest. Plus we previewed the Major League Baseball playoffs.

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

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 25 (10/12/17): Chris Topper, Topper Cigars
Episode 26 (10/19/17): Juan Martinez, Joya de Nicaragua
Episode 27 (10/26/17): Fabien Ziegler, Drew Estate
Episode 28 (11/2/17): Live from La Zona Palooza, Miami Florida
Episode 29 (11/9/17): Jeff Borysiewicz, Corona Cigar Company
Episode 30 (11/16/17): Ram Rodriguez, El Artista

Special Edition #14 (10/10/17):  Winds of Change
Special Edition #14 (10/24/17): Jonathan Carney, La Flor Dominican

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