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Published September 26, 2013, 12:00 AM

Minnesota Tobacco Sales


This July 29, 2013, photo shows a case of freshly-stamped Marlboro cigarette cartons at M. Amundson Cigar & Candy Co. in Minneapolis. Minnesota's tax increase on cigarettes has dampened sales since taking effect on July 1, just as tobacco sellers and anti-smoking groups predicted would happen. Early Department of Revenue figures show a sharp drop in demand for the stamps affixed to each pack of cigarettes, Minnesota Public Radio News reported Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Mark Zdechlik)
Read the article: Report: Cigarette sales down, tax haul up in Minnesota