The Minnesota Legislature has just passed a bill to help correct the state's huge deficit.  The bill includes a $2.83 per pack tax on cigarettes, along with a one time floor stock tax on cigarettes.  This is an increase of $1.60 per pack of smokes.Also, chewing tobacco will increase in January.  In the past cigarette tax hikes tobacco companies usually offered discounts or even lower the price of cigarettes, but with this hefty tax hike smokers will no doubt be paying much more.