I was in line at the corner store yesterday and the woman in front of me ordered a pack of smokes. The clerk ran the pack over the scanner and said, "7.59".
The woman said, "Excuse me?"
"7.59", he said.
"For a pack of smokes???"
She decided not to buy them.
Federal taxes on cigarettes recently went up $1.01 a pack and, somewhat unbelievably, tax on loose tobacco went up over 2000%.
Change you can believe in -- once it hits your wallet.