The legislation that would have resulted in a huge tax increase on cigar, and that was vetoed by President Bush failed to get the necessary votes need to overturn the veto today.  Here is a link to the story on MSNBC.

House fails to override Bush child health veto

Now the cigar tax was only one small part of a great many things that are wrong with the proposed SCHIP bill, but this isn’t a politics site so I’ll not get into that here.  However,  it is important that cigar lovers and cigar manufacturers realize that this was just the first failed attempt at over taxing cigars and the more attempts will be made in the future so the industry needs to stay vigilant in delivering its message about the devastating impact such a disproportionate tax increase will have on the industry and the countries that rely on it.