Cigarette tax could be going up in Illinois - KMOV.com

Cigarette tax could be going up in Illinois

(KMOV) -- The tax on a pack of cigarettes in Illinois could double soon.

The measure heads to the Illinois House this week.
 
If it passes, the dollar-a-pack increase could generate $300 million a year for Illinois to go to state healthcare providers.
 
The hope is that the tax would also get more people to quit smoking.
           
The fear is people who live near border states like Missouri would just go across the border to buy cigarettes.

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