The Cigar Industry Report is a one-stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It combines 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 at 8am Eastern Time.

Cigar Industry Report: Edition 550 (8/12/23)

The Headlines

Judge Orders FDA’s Deeming Rule to be Vacated

The cigar industry has gotten its biggest win to date in its battle against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Today Judge Amit P. Mehta of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia has ordered the Deeming Rule for premium cigars be vacated. The Deeming Rule subjected premium cigars to regulation by the FDA. With this ruling, the regulations the premium cigar industry was subject to have been thrown out. We got the details here.

SRNT Journal Article Shows FDA Still Very Much Focused on Regulating Premium Cigars

While the premium cigar industry is celebrating a victory with the Courts ordering the Deeming Rule for Premium Cigars to be vacated, there are still strong indications the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to invest in research to shape future regulation of the Premium Cigar industry. Last month, a supplemental issue of the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research was published and includes an editorial overview, “Regulatory Research Advances on Premium Cigars,” and  14 studies divided across three areas. The journal is sponsored by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT).. We got the details here.

All Saints Cigars and Micallef Cigars Unify Sales Teams

All Saints Cigars and Micallef Cigars have announced they are unifying their sales force under a single team. As a part of the arrangement, All Saints Cigars co-owner Micky Pegg will join Micallef Cigars as President of Sales of the combined sales team. While Pegg will be a part of Micallef in this new role, All Saints Cigars will remain independently owned. We got the details here.

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Upcoming Schedule

8/15 Prime Time Special Edition 145: Cigar Coop 13th Anniversary
8/17 Prime Time Episode 279: Dan Thompson & Micky Pegg
TBA Prime Time Jukebox Episode 106: TBD

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