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 346 (9/14/19)

Feature of the Week: Nick Jonas Appear on Cigar Aficionado 

This week came word of musician Nick Jonas would be on the cover of Cigar Aficionado. When news hit, it was greeted with a firestorm of controversy and in a way gave the cigar industry a much-needed ally in Jonas. We got the details here.

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 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.
  • Illinois: A bill has been introduced to ban flavored tobacco.


Agile Cigar Reviews

Prime Time Show

For Episode 109, we hosted Industry. Panel #7 with Skip Martin and Abe Dababneh.

Prime Time Special Edition

For Special Edition #60 we welcomed Glynn Loope, Executive Director of Cigar Rights of America.


Prime Time

Episode 110 (9/19/19): Francisco Batista, Royal Agio Cigars

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition 61 (9/26/19): TBD

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