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 chose not to vote. Ray, a Republican, made several bizarre and unfounded comments 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.

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