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2010-03-15: New Federal Tax on Cigarettes Kicks in April 1

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The government begins collecting the new federal excise tax Wednesday April 1. That brings the total to $1.01 per pack, or a little more than a nickel per cigarette that goes to Uncle Sam. The increases extend to other forms of tobacco, including roll-your-own, chewing and pipe tobacco