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Smokers with health insurance now get less help from Wisconsin's Tobacco Quit Line

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Smokers with health insurance will get less help from Wisconsin's Tobacco Quit Line starting today.

And that's just one of the reductions being made in the state's stop-smoking programs.

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Their funding was cut 55 percent for the next two years, even though the state cigarette tax went up by another 75 cents a pack last month.

The anti-smoking efforts will get almost $7 million instead of $15 million, to help cover the state's overall budget deficit.

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