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 336 (7/6/19)


Feature of the Week: 87th IPCPR 2019  Trade Show and Convention Held in Las Vegas

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association held its annual Trade Show and Convention this week. The stories of this trade show were the rebranding of the organization to Premium Cigar Association (PCA), the pending CigarCon consumer event, and declining attendance. We filed the following reports covering the trade show:

2019 IPCPR Product Reports:

2019 IPCPR Spotlight

Feature Stories

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 remains at 13.
  • U.S. House of Representatives: H.R.1854 is the House Companion Bill to S.9. This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 70.
  • FDA: The three trade associations filed a motion to keep the substantial equivalence date of August 2021.  Back in May, a judge threw out the date after a group of public health organizations petitioned the court to force the FDA to accelerate the implementation of substantial equivalence.

Other News

Prime Time Show

No show was held this week

Prime Time Special Edition

No show was held this week

Prime Time IPCPR Specials

While we didn’t broadcast shows from IPCPR, we did a couple of interviews.


Prime Time

Episode 101 (7/11/19): Cigar Hustler Mike

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition #56: TBD

Special Edition #57 (7/23/19): Desert Rose Show w/ Robert Holt

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