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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A survey of West Virginia adults shows 60 percent would favor higher cigarette taxes if the revenue would benefit public health.
Forty-three percent back an increase of $2 per pack or more.
The 2012 survey of 2,132 smokers and non-smokers was recently released by researchers at West Virginia University's School of Public Health.
The Adult Tobacco Survey asked whether people favored a conditional increase and how much.
The state's current tax is just 55 cents - the 44th-lowest in the U.S. Only North Carolina, North Dakota, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia and Missouri have lower taxes.
In 2011, a bill to raise West Virginia's tax by $1 died.
Investigator Valerie Frey McClung says higher prices deter young people from using tobacco and encourage adults to cut back or stop.