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 16 (Edition 269 3/10/18)

Feature of the Week: Recap of the XX Habanos Festival

This past week, we published a full recap of the XX Habanos Festival in our Post Game Report.

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.
  • Minnesota: A bi-partisan group of lawmakers is seeking to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21.


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 45, we welcomed Mo Maali of Patina Cigars as our special guest. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we talked  Chicago. In our Deliberation Segment, we discussed why the Habanos Festival could draw 200 international journalists.

Prime Time Show Schedule

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Prime Time

Episode 46 (3/15/18): Steven Bailey, Cornelius & Anthony
No Show (3/22/18)
Episode 47 (3/29/18): Master Sensei, Cigar Dojo
Episode 48 (4/5/18): TBA
Episode 49 (4/12/18): One Year Anniversary Show with Avo Cigars – Live from Tampa, Florida
Episode 50 (4/19/18): TBA
No Show (4/26/18)
Episode 51 (5/3/18): Steve Saka, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
Episode 52 (5/10/18): TBA
Episode 53 (5/17/18): The Drew Estate Barn Smoker Pre Game Show w/ Jeff Borysiewicz – Live from Orlando, Florida

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition #25 (3/13/18): Luis Cuevas, Casa Cuevas Cigars
Special Edition #26 (3/27/18): MLB Baseball Preview
Special Edition #27 TBA
Special Edition #28 (4/17/18) TBA
Special Edition TBD (4/27/18): Christian Eiroa, CLE Cigar Company

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