How much of the funding for our new universal health care plan will come from the increased tax on cigarettes?

i.e. the increased tax on cigarettes: how much of the health care plan does this cover? (percentage, if available.) was it implemented just to raise money to pass / implement the bill, or will the tax remain and thereby contribute to the funds that will be necessary to continue to provide universal health care?



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    The average state tax on cigarettes is one dollar and nineteen cents per pack.  Senate is proposing a 61 cent increase on the cigarette tax.  The bill specifies that two thirds of the revenue will go toward health insurance for uninsured children (numbering ten million in the US), and the last third will go to the federal budget deficit.  There is some controversy over this plan.

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