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 370 (2/29/20)

Announcement: Prime Time Jukebox Dedications Show Requests Being Taken 

Prime Time Jukebox is bringing the Dedications Show concept over from Cigar Jukebox. We are asking our audience to submit requests for loved ones who have passed away.

To submit a dedication, please submit an email with 1) The song; 2) Who the song is dedicated to; 3) Any thoughts on the person being remembered and/or why you are picking the song. Emails can be sent one of the following addresses:

The dedications should be sent to us by the end of the second week of March 2020. We will air the show later in the month.

As always, a tradition to the Dedications Show is to light up a Las Calaveras Cigar by Crowned Heads.

Perdomo Tour

This past week, we toured the operations of Tabacalera Perdomo in Estelí, Nicaragua. We filed the following reports

ProCigar Festival 2020

2020 marks the first year Cigar Coop is providing coverage from the ProCigar 2020 Festival. We focused on the part of the festival from Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. We wrapped up our coverage this past week.

Feature of the Week: HR 2339 Passes House of Representatives

H.R. 2339, a comprehensive anti-tobacco bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s a bill that one hand does include language to exempt some premium cigars from pre-market review, but on the other hand could deal the premium cigar industry a heavy-handed blow on the other hand. We will have more details this week.

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 remains at 84.
  • Hawaii: The call to raise the tobacco purchase age to 25 died in the State House.

Agile Cigar Reviews

Feature Story

Prime Time Show

  • No Show This Week

Prime Time Special Edition

  • No Show This Week

Prime Time Jukebox

  • No Show This Week


Prime Time

3/5 Henderson Ventura, Tabacalera William Ventura

Prime Time Special Edition

3/3 Special Edition #69: Nestor Miranda, Miami Cigar & Company

Prime Time Jukebox

3/2 – Episode 5: The Grammys Post Game Show

On this date Feb 29