That's $1.01 just in tax alone for a single pack of cigarettes. Seems like a lot of tax on such a small item, huh?
Don't get me wrong, if cigarettes didn't exist I would be happy as clam. I have plenty of bad habits of my own, but my bad habits don't affect other people like cigarette smoke does. That being said, is this tax fair? It's certainly a lot of money to pay for a pack of cigarettes! Also, how is this going to affect Virginia's economy that is very much founded on the tobacco industry? Smokers: Will taxes like these influence your decision to buy (or not buy) cigarettes? What price for a pack of cigarettes would be too much to pay? Or does the price matter? Thoughts?