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 361 (12/28/19)


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 #25 through #10

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..
  • FDA: The organization has stated it is now illegal for those under 21 to purchase tobacco. The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has recommended to all retailers to stop selling tobacco products to those under the age of 21.


Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

  • No Show This Past Week

Prime Time Jukebox

  • No Show This Past Week


Prime Time

Episode 123 (1/9): Matt Booth, Room101 Cigars

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition 65 (1/7/20): Reviewing our Top 10 Lists
Special Edition 66 (1/14/20): Terence Reilly, Aganorsa Leaf
Special Edition 67 (1/27/20): The Big Game Show with Jonathan Carney

Prime Time Jukebox


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