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This Thursday, April 26, 2012, photo shows an advertisement for cigarettes outside a discount tobacco shop in Springfield, Ill. With varied success, Illinois governors repeatedly have eyed an easy target for raising more funds to help the state’s dire finances _ cigarette smokers. But for the first time, Gov. Pat Quinn has floated a cigarette-tax proposal that ties a potential $1-a-pack increase to actually improving health in the state. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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