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 360 (12/21/19)


Feature of the Week: U.S. Passes Legislation Increasing Minimum Tobacco Purchase Age 21

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed legislation included in a 1.4 trillion dollar spending bill that will increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21. President Donald Trump signed the legislation into law on the evening of December 20, 2019.

Feature of the Week: My Father Cigars Acquires Fonseca Brand

This week came word that Quesada Cigars has sold its Fonseca brand to My Father Cigars. We’ve got the details here.

Cigar of the Year Countdown 2019

For the tenth consecutive year, Cigar Coop is doing a Cigar of the Year Countdown. Through January 6, 2020, we will count down the Top 30 Cigars for 2019. Yesterday the Countdown commenced. This week we unveiled selections #22 through #16

The criteria for the 2019 Countdown can be found 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. TThis week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 84..


Prime Time Show

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Episode 122 (12/26): Tim Wong, Pier 28 Cigars

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