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Support growing to raise tobacco tax

Support growing to raise tobacco tax



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SALT LAKE CITY -- There's growing support among Republicans who want to raise Utah's tobacco tax.

Sen. Allen Christensen of Ogden wants to raise the tax from just over 69 cents a pack to $2.

The Utah Alliance for Tobacco-Free Living says the move would make more than 13,000 kids quit smoking and deter another 19,000.

The group says 60 percent of state Republicans support the tax increase.

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