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 24 (Edition 277 5/5/18)

Feature of the Week: TAA Cigars Announced

The Tobacconist Association of America (TAA) held its annual convention in Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. At the convention, there were 14 new releases unveiled for the exclusive series of cigars being offered by member retailers, bringing the total number to 23. We covered the details on an episode of Prime Cuts.

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 93.


Agile Cigar Reviews

Editor’ Corner

This month’s editorial is “Three Cs Add Up to One Big C

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.

Prime Time Show

On Episode 51, we welcome Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust as our special guest. We covered Epic Road Trips on the Debonaire Ideal and hit Steve with our own version “Saka Questions of the Week”

Prime Time Show Schedule

This week for Special Edition #29, we interviewed Christian Eiroa of C.L.E Cigar Company in Miami, Florida. Plus we did an “extra cut” with Asylum Cigars’ Tom Lazuka.

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Prime Time

Episode 52 (5/10/18): Juan Lopez, Gurkha Cigars
Episode 53 (5/17/18): The Drew Estate Barn Smoker Pre Game Show w/Jeff Borysiewicz – Live from Orlando, Florida
5/24/18: No Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition #30: TBA
Special Edition #31 (5/21/18): One Year Anniversary with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.
Special Edition #32 (5/22/18): Indianapolis 500 Preview

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