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Minnesota Smokers To Pay Another Penny A Pack

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ST. PAUL  (AP) – Smokers in Minnesota start paying another penny a pack for cigarettes starting Monday, as an annual adjustment in the state’s cigarette tax takes effect.

State law requires the cigarette sales tax to be adjusted each year to reflect inflation and current retail prices.

That means the sales tax will go up from 35 cents to 36 cents.

The Department of Revenue announced the change earlier this year. But that’s not the only tax the state levies on cigarettes.

There’s also a 48-cent excise tax and a 75-cent health impact fee.

Together, that puts the tax at $1.58 a pack. Make that $1.59 starting Monday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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