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Cigarette prices going up Monday

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Jun 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Cigarettes will be much more costly in Minnesota after Sunday.

New tobacco taxes kick in Monday. That includes a $1.60 increase in the per-pack tax on cigarettes.

The extra charge brings the total tax to $2.83 per pack. It's part of a state budget fix, but has also hailed by public health experts as a way to discourage smoking.

Minnesota will have the nation's 6th highest tax on cigarettes. New York is tops at $4.35.

As part of the tax conversion, retailers must take inventory on packs already in stores. By mid-July they must report their counts to the state and pay a one-time floor stock tax by early September. Floor tax proceeds have been earmarked to pay debt on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

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