Proposals by e-cigarette opponent Paul Ray to raise the tax on e-cigarettes to 86% have been spectacularly shunned.

Following a heated debate that discussed the safety of e-cigarettes, how they’re marketed and whether they’re helping people quit, Utah’s House Revenue and Taxation Commission <a href="" target="_blank">chose not to vote</a>.

Ray, a Republican, made several <a href="" target="_blank">bizarre and unfounded comments</a> on e-cigarettes prior to the debate, suggesting they’re cancer-causing among other things.

It’s certainly a victory for Utah vapers, who can continue to use their e-cigarettes at their original prices.