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Our View: Higher tax may be better than smoking ban
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The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line announced Thursday that in the first two months of 2008, it fielded a record-breaking 20,000 calls from Wisconsinites looking to quit smoking. In a typical year, the quit line receives 9,000 calls.The statistics are a good indication the state's $1 increase in the tobacco excise tax is working, as is continuing education about the dangers of smoking and tobacco in general.