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Senator Wants To Raise Tax On Tobacco For Medical Research

(Washington, DC)  --  There's not a lot of money available to fund medical research, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin thinks he may have the answer.  He wants to put an extra 95-cent federal tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products.  About a-billion-dollars of that cash would be used to help find affordable treatments and cures for things like Alzheimer's, hearing loss, and other medical conditions.  The idea is not getting the warmest welcome.  Some argue taxes are already too high on tobacco products.

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