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Even more of a reason now for smokers in New York City to kick the habit: on Monday, the New York State government is voting on a new piece of legislature that would essentially put an extra $5.85 on cigarettes sold in the state.

In New York City, which levies steep taxes of its own on tobacco products, a pack of cigarettes would come with a tax of $5.85, making it the nation’s first city to break $5, antismoking advocates said. That would bring the overall cost of a pack of premium cigarettes above $10 in many stores in the city.

So there’s your heads up. Either start buying in bulk now or do yourself a favor and quit.