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 342 (8/17/19)

Feature of the Week: José Dominguez Arrested in the Dominican Republic 

While it happened the prior week, this week we covered the reports of Dominican Cigar Maker José Dominguez being arrested in the Dominican Republic on tax evasion charges.

2019 IPCPR Product Reports:

2019 IPCPR Spotlights

Other News

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 15.
  • 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 is now at 79.


Feature Story

Editor’s Corner

  • We published this month’s editorial “Nine Years

Prime Time Show

For Episode 106, we had our All Star Media Panel #7.

Prime Time Special Edition

No Show this week.


Prime Time

No Show 8/22/19

Episode 107 (8/29/19): Luis Cueva, Casa Cuevas Cigars

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition #59 (8/20/19): Alec and Bradley Rubin, Alec Bradley Cigars

On this date August 10th…