On February 4th, 2009, the Federal Government enacted legislation to fund
the expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) that
increases excise taxes on cigarettes by 158%.
As a result, you will see the price of all cigarettes, including ours, increase
in retail stores.
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Now then, if projections are right, millions of people will opt to quit smoking based on this current tax. So, because the tax is so high, The State Children's Health Insurance Program will actually lose money, in revenue lost by those taxes not collected from people who've opted to quit. Not to mention all of the other special projects funded by "sin" taxes.