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The Super America at Woodland Avenue and St. Marie Street in Duluth advertised the pending increase in the Minnesota state tax on cigarettes Thursday. Steve Kuchera | Forum News Service

Minnesota’s cigarette tax set to increase Monday

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By John Lundy

Forum News Service

DULUTH — Jody Meyers plans to quit smoking on Monday.

She’s not entirely thrilled about the idea.


"They’re trying to raise taxes on everything, and it just seems like they’re taking it out on the poor people," the Duluth woman said Thursday as she smoked a cigarette while waiting for a bus on Superior Street.

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