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$1 cigarette tax not forcing as many to quit as hoped

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A $1 increase in Wisconsin's cigarette tax has gotten at least some people to quit, but not as many as anti-smoking advocates had hoped.

Cigarette tax collections have gone up 87 percent through November of the current fiscal year.

They totaled around $200 million, compared to $107 million at same time in 2007.

Ken Klockzien of Appleton quit for a few weeks this year but started up again. He says a good cigarette can relieve stress when times are tough.

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