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: Volume 6, Number 45 (Edition 246 9/30/17)

Feature of the Week: Tom Price Resigns as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Amid an investigation of using charter and military flights to conduct business, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price has resigned. Health and Human Services is the department which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) falls under. With the cigar industry facing the impacts of the FDA Deeming Regulations, the industry was looking for someone who was considered “friendly” toward the cigar industry – and that’s exactly what they got with Price. We’ve got the details here.

News and Previews

Legislative News

Cigar Coop Coffee Collection

Reminder, we have partnered with Layne Coffee to offer two unique coffee blends. We have the details here. You can also order your coffee here.

Prime Time Show

This week, we welcomed Jack Toraño of General Cigar Company live in studio for Episode 23. We caught up on things going on with Toraño and General Cigar Company. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we got Jack’s take on the Chicago (and Miami) sports scene. Finally, in our Deliberation segment, we discussed cigar scoring and how serious should it be taken.

Our shows are available on YouTube, Podbean, iTunes, Tune In Radio, and Google Play.

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 24 (10/5/17): Enrique Seijas, Matilde Cigars
Episode 25 (10/12/17): Chris Topper, Topper Cigars
Episode 26 (10/19/17): Juan Martinez, Joya de Nicaragua
Episode 27 (10/26/17): Fabien Ziegler, Drew Estate
Episode 28 (11/2/17): Live from La Zona Palooza, Miami Florida
Episode 29 (11/9/17): Jeff Borysiewicz, Corona Cigar Company
Episode 30 (11/16/17): Ram Rodriguez, El Artista

Special Edition #13 (10/3/17): TBA

On this date September 30th…