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Minnesota tobacco tax may give boost to e-cigarettes

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A looming increase in Minnesota's cigarette tax is leading to new interest in electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional smoking.

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Shop owners in the Twin Cities are seeing increased demand in so-called "e-cigarettes," and attribute that to the $1.60-per-pack tax increase that goes into effect next week, Minnesota Public Radio reported.

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