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Published January 28, 2013, 03:35 PM

N.D. Lawmakers Consider Cigarette Tax Hike

North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that could more than double taxes on a pack of cigarettes.

North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that could more than double taxes on a pack of cigarettes.

Right now, people buying a pack of smokes pay 44 cents in taxes but a proposed bill wants to bump that up to a dollar. The potential increase is still dismal in comparison to the $4.35 in taxes people in New York pay. The tax hike would add anywhere from $15 to $20 million into the state's general fund, but its main goal is to get people to quit smoking.

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