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 14 (Edition 267 2/24/18)

Feature of the Week: Candela Releases Hit Shelves

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, it’s the time of the year when candela releases hit retail shelves. This week three favorites are each returning for a limited production run.

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 143.
  • 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 20.
  • 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 91.
  • South Dakota: The State House has rejected a bill that would raise the smoking age to 21.
  • Virginia: A bill has been proposed that would create a new mixed beverage license for cigar shops


Agile Cigar Reviews

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 42, we welcomed Lawrence Miltenberger of Cubanacan Cigars as our special guest. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we talked Winter Sports. Finally, in our Deliberation Segment, we debated cigar media participating in contests.

Prime Time Show Schedule

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 44 (3/1/18): Michael Giannini, Ventura Cigar Company
Episode 45 (3/8/18): Mo Maali, Patina Cigars
Episode 46 (3/15/18): Steven Bailey, Cornelius & Anthony
Episode TBD (5/17/18): Live from Corona Cigar Company

Special Edition #24 (2/27/18): Claudio Sgroi, Mombacho Cigars
Special Edition #25 (3/13/18): Luis Cuevas, Casa Cuevas Cigars
Special Edition TBD (3/27/18): MLB Baseball Preview
Special Edition TBD (4/27/18): Christian Eiroa, CLE Cigar Company

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