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 357 (11/30/19)


Feature of the Week: Massachusetts Approves Flavored Tobacco Ban 

The State of Massachusetts has passed a comprehensive ban on flavored tobacco, including premium cigars. Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law making Massachusetts the first state enact to such legislation. 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. 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 one new co-sponsor Rep Virginia Foxx [R-North Carolina] was added. The total number of sponsors now is at 83.
  • Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill into law making Pennsylvania the 19th state to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21.


Agile Cigar Reviews

The Blog

Prime Time Show

  • No show this week. Last week for Episode 118 we welcomed Benjamin Holt of Dissident Cigars as our special guest.

Prime Time Special Edition

  • This week for Special Edition #63, we welcomed Emma Viktorsson of Las Cumbres Tabaco as our special guest.

Prime Time Jukebox


Prime Time

Episode 119 (12/5): The CA Top 25 Pre-Game Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition 64 (12/10/19): Jarrid Trudeau, Kristoff Cigars

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