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Letter: New cigarette taxes don't make sense

We all know smoking is bad for you. I'm quitting now for the third or fourth time, but I can't fully understand the new tax on cigarettes.

Some people will try to quit, and others will travel to bordering states to purchase them. While you are there -- in Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota -- you might as well buy your gas and beer at the same time.

An estimated $25 million of the new tax on "butts" will go to the Minnesota Vikings stadium. You won't be able to smoke there -- go figure.