Smokers around the country are freaking out as a huge federal cigarette tax increase goes into effect.
“Oh my gosh,” Bernardo Torres said Tuesday when a clerk at a CVS Pharmacy in Falls Church, Va., told him the new price, which went up in anticipation of the tax increase. Torres wanted to buy his aunt two cartons of cigarette-size cigars, but he walked away empty-handed after hearing the new price: $134. The tax on little cigars went from 4 cents to $1.01 a pack.
USAToday also included a chart that compares the cigarette taxes among all 50 states.
Will you quit rather than pay the new tax?