It could end up costing Utahns more to light up before the end of the 1991 Legislature.

House Republicans voted unanimously in a caucus to pursue legislation that could raise the cigarette tax by anywhere from 8 to 16 cents a pack.The as-yet-undrafted bill comes at the recommendation of the Utah Substance Abuse Coordinating Council, which told the Republican Caucus that substance abuse treatment programs have been woefully underfunded in recent years.