Once again, an effort in Wyoming to increase the taxes charged on cigars and other tobacco products has failed.

H.B. 0205 would have increased the percentage of taxes charged on cigars and other tobacco products from 20 percent to 56 percent. A cigar that has an MSRP of $9.50 likely retails for around $11.40 in the state. If the change has passed, that same cigar would have likely increased in price to $14.82 before sales tax was added.

Fortunately for cigar smokers, H.B. 0205 failed to pass the Wyoming House of Representatives by a vote of 28-32.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.