During the first two weeks of July, calls to the Minnesota quit smoking QUITPLAN Helpline saw a 256% increase over last July’s volumes. Visits to the quitplan.com website increased 289%. That’s since the cigarette tax went up a buck 60. We asked spokesman, Mike Sheldon if this is deterring people from going to other states to but cheaper smokes.
Research shows cigarette prices drive smoking declines more than any single other factor.