State Senate votes to change tax on chewing tobacco

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming State Senate passed a bill to tax chewing tobacco by weight, instead of by wholesale purchase price. That change would raise the current price by at least 60 cents. That could mean $800,000 in revenue for the state.

Most believe the tax increase will also discourage young people from using chewing tobacco. The bill now goes to Governor Freudenthal for his consideration.