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 395 (8/22/20)


The Headlines

Ten Years of Cigar Coop

We wrapped up our Ten Year Anniversary milestone with a recap of the Ten Year Anniversary Series.

DC Circuit Court Delays FDA Enforcement of Substantial Equivalence and Premarket Rule Requirements

Judge Amit P. Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot move forward with the enforcement of premarket rule requirements until he comes up with a streamlined process for premium cigars. This means the September 9th, 2020 date has been thrown out the window. We’ve got the details here.

We also recapped the battle the Cigar Industry has had against the FDA.

Cigar Coop Battle of the Bands Sampler Pack

We are participating in a competition sponsored by Smoke Inn with other media brands to see who can build the best sampler pack. You can find out the details here and how to get it.


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.

Summer of ’20 Spotlights

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

  • No Show This Week

Prime Time Jukebox

  • No Show This Week



Upcoming Schedule

8/27: Prime Time Episode 153: Andre Farkas, Viaje Cigar Company
8/31: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 17: The Little Richard Tribute Show with Bear Duplisea
9/8: Prime Time Special Edition 83: Nick Perdomo, Perdomo Cigars

On This Date…

On this date Aug 22nd.