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Created: 06/30/2013 11:21 AM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Cassie Hart

POLL: Will the Cigarette Tax Increase Get Smokers to Quit?

Smokers should prepare for some sticker shock on Monday. Minnesota's cigarette tax will more than double, from $1.23 to $2.83. The new tax is projected to bring the state more than $400 million every two years. That could be much lower if a lot of smokers quit or buy cheaper cigarettes in bordering states. The tax is part of new laws that go into effect July 1.


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