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: Edition 317 (2/16/19)

Feature of the Week: Jessi Flores Leaves Drew Estate’s Subculture Studios

Jessi Flores, the driving force behind Drew Estate’s unique art program known as Subculture Studios, is leaving the company to pursue other ventures. Flores departs after two decades with Drew Estate.

News and Previews

Legislative News

  • U.S. Senate: S.9 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 is at 11.
  • California: The city of Beverly Hills is considering banning the sale of all tobacco products
  • Iowa: A bill is being proposed that raises the wholesale tax on cigars from 50 to 67 percent and eliminates the fifty cent tax cap.
  • Utah: A bill has been introduced that would raise the tobacco purchase age to 21.
  • West Virginia: A bill has been introduced that would raise the tobacco purchase age to 21.


Agile Cigar Reviews

Prime Time Show

There was no show this week

Prime Time Special Edition

There was no show this week


Prime Time

Episode 85 (2/21/19): Zev Kaminetsky, Royal Agio Cigars

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition #48 (2/19/18): The Midas touch

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