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 349 (10/5/19)

Feature of the Week: Los Angeles County Passes Flavored Tobacco Ban 

This week, Los Angeles County has passed a flavored cigar ban. Los Angeles County, which includes the city of Los Angeles is the most populous county in the U.S.  We got the details here.

Feature of the Week: Imperial Brands CEO Alison Cooper Resigns

This week it was announced that Imperial Brands CEO Alison Cooper will be stepping down. She will remain in the role until the  Imperial Brands Board of Directors finds a replacement. We’ve 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.
  • 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.
  • Colorado: The city of Denver is raising the tobacco purchase age to 21.
  • New Hampshire: The tobacco purchase age is going up to 19 years of age.


Editor’s Corner

Prime Time Show

For Episode 112 we welcomed the legendary Lars Tetens to Prime Time

Prime Time Special Edition

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Prime Time

Episode 113 (10/10/19): Sébastien Decoppet, Cavalier Geneve

Prime Time Special Edition


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