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Smokes cost 75 cents a pack more today in Wisconsin

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A pack of cigarettes will cost 75 cents more in Wisconsin today, as the tax on smokes goes up for the third time in the last 21 months.

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The state also raised its tax by a buck a pack at the start of 2008, and the federal government piled on another 62 cents just five months ago.

Wisconsin's cigarette tax is now the fifth-highest in the country, and the highest among its neighbors.

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