Mason City, Iowa - Buying a pack of cigarettes in the near future could cost you a bit more than usual.
Gov. Kim Reynolds heard requests to bump the tobacco tax rate in Iowa up $1.50.
Iowa’s cigarette tax rate is currently a $1.36. Minnesota's is $3.04. Dan Randall, from Osage, says he thinks tobacco products shouldn't be singled out for a tax hike.
“Because it’s just a punishment, when do you start punishing one thing and not the other,” Randall said.
Randall is not a smoker.
Those with the American Heart Association say raising the tax on a pack of cigs would raise more than 100 million dollars in new revenue for the state.
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