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 389 (7/11/20)


The Headlines

Ten Years of Cigar Coop

On August 15, 2020, Cigar Coop will mark its ten-year anniversary. In the next ten weeks leading up to event, we will publish a ten-part series looking back at the history of Cigar Coop. This week we published the fourth installment.

Appeals Court Overturns FDA Warning Labels for All Cigars

he cigar industry got a victory as the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously struck down warning labels for cigars and pipes ruling in favor of the industry trade associations (Cigar Association of America, Cigar Rights of America, and the Premium Cigar Association). The ruling was based on the fact that the FDA did not do the necessary work to show the effect that warning labels would have on reduced smoking rates. We’ve got the details here.

TMG Announces Refunds Will Be Issued If TPE 21 is Cancelled due to COVID-19

This week TMG announced contingency plans for refunds in the event the TPE 21 Trade Show is cancelled due to the COVID-19. We got the details here.

Gene Tipton Passes Away

Gene Tipton, who had a career in the cigar industry that spanned nearly six decades, passed away on Sunday. He was 74 years old. We’ve got the details here.


The News

Summer of ’20 Coverage

We will be replacing our normal IPCPR/PCA Pre-Game Coverage with “Summer of ’20 Coverage.” This will focus on the products many cigar companies plan to release this summer.

This Week’s Coverage

Other News

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.

Cigar Reviews


Features and Blog

The Blog

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Prime Time Jukebox

  • No show this week

Upcoming Schedule

7/16: Prime Time Episode 147: TBA
7/22: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 14 Women in Music
7/23: Prime Time Special Edition 80: The Baseball Show – 2021 MLB Baseball Preview

On This Date…

On this date July 11.