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Florida lawmakers consider new cigarette surcharge
FLORIDA -- A new surcharge on cigarettes will be considered by Florida lawmakers this year.
South Florida Representative Jim Waldman filed a bill to add a one dollar surcharge on every pack of cigarettes.
He says it would encourage people to quit smoking.
The bill says the surcharge would bring in more than eight hundred-million dollars a year...
The money would be used to offset a proposed reduction in car registration fees.