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 378 (4/25/20)

Feature of the Week: Glynn Loope to Step Down as Executive Director of Cigar Rights of America

The Glynn Loope era at Cigar Rights of America (CRA) is coming to an end. This week it was announced that Loope will be stepping down as Executive Director this November. We got the detail here.

Feature of the Week: Deadline for SE Submission Extended to September 9, 2020

The cigar industry caught a much needed break when a U.S Appeals Court announced the deadline for Substantial Equivalence submission has been extended 120 days to September 2, 2020. We 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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains 85.


The Blog

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Prime Time Jukebox


4/28 Special Edition #74: Ram Rodriguez, Tabacalera El Artista
4/30 Prime Time Episode 136: Jonathan Drew, Drew Estate
5/4 Prime Time Jukebox Episode 9 The Cheap Trick Show

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