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 7, Number 3 (Edition 256 12/9/17)

Feature of the Week: Remembering José Orlando Padrón

José Orlando Padrón, the patriarch of the Padrón family passed away at age 91. We recapped his life and accomplishments this past week.

News and Previews

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 remains at 140.
  • 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 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, Greg Gianforte [R-Montana] was added. The total number of sponsors is now at 91.
  • House of Representatives: 29 Congressmen have written the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) calling for an exemption on premium cigars by FDA Regulation.

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 for Episode 33. we did our big “2017 CA Top 25 Pre-Game Show”

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

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 34 (12/14/17): Ram Rodriguez, El Artista
Episode 35 (12/21/17): Nicholas Melillo, Foundation Cigar Company
Episode 36 (12/28/17): Danny Vazquez, RoMa Craft Tobac

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