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The cost of smoking

Posted by wlpo on May 26, 2012

The Illinois House has agreed to raise tobacco taxes as part of a plan to strengthen the state Medicaid program. The tax increase passed 60-52 yesterday. It now goes to the Senate, which has backed similar increases in the past. The new measure more than doubles the tax on cigarettes, to $1.98 a pack. Other tobacco products would see a similar tax increase.

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