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Monday, 30 August 2010

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Although legislators who agreed on the taxes had hoped they would provide the state with a much-needed financial boost, the opposite has occurred. The Associated Press recently reported that the state's tax collections have been cut nearly in half since July 1, and that cigarette sales dropped significantly. This is in contrast to sales in June, which were high. It's quite possible that many smokers tried to stock up on cigarettes prior to the tax hike.

Another reasonable cause for the drop in tax revenue could be the new-found struggles of local smoke shops. We previously reported that the oldest smoke shop in Salt Lake City, Jeanie's was forced to shut down prior to July 1 to avoid paying a mandatory floor tax that would have cost its owners nearly $125,000. Jeanie's had operated within the state's capital for over 70 years, and is a prime example of the negative effects of the new taxes.

As such shops are forced to close down, unemployment rises and customers have less sources to purchase products. That is, of course, if they even want to purchase them in Utah anymore. To avoid the high costs, they can take a road trip out of state or look to purchase cigars online. Perhaps legislators will realize that the exorbitant new taxes were a mistake and will lower them to a more reasonable level in the future.

Room101 LTD Conjura Edition


Camacho Cigars' Room101 brand has a new cigar line to look for, especially if you love stronger sticks. The line is called the LTD Conjura Edition, and it is the first release from the brand's Limitado series. Conjura is Spanish for conspiracy, and cigar fans can only hope that the manufacturers conspired to make this cigar smoke as good as it looks. It features a Honduran Rosado wrapper on the outside, as well as two snazzy decorative bands. On the inside is a filler blend of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua and a Honduran binder.

The Conjura Edition will come in four sizes: 4 x 48, 4 x 50, 5 x 60, and 6 x 54. Prices, depending on size, will vary from $6.95 to $9.95 each. Only 12,500 cigars of each size will be produced, so don't hesitate to buy one if it makes your shopping list.














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