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 380 (5/9/20)


Feature of the Week: Cigar Industry Loses Appeal To Push Pre-Market Approval Deadline to August 2021

The premium cigar industry suffered another defeat in court when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a ruling on the appeals of the U.S. District Court of Maryland’s decisions in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) case. The appeal had been focused on moving the deadline for Substantial Equivalence filings for non-grandfathered products to August 8, 2021. 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.


Agile Cigar Review

The Blog

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

  • No Show This Past Week

Prime Time Jukebox



5/11 Prime Time Jukebox Episode 10: The John Prine Tribute Show with Skip Martin
5/12 Prime Time Special Edition 75: Three Year Anniversary Show with Alan Rubin
5/14 Prime Time Episode 138: Jeff Borysiewicz, Corona Cigar Co & FSG Tobacco Farm

On this date May 9