>Cigarettes in Illinois cost $49 to $55 a carton - with 10 packs in
Something in the cut and paste shifted the formatting. It looked fine until I saw it on the newsgroup. I redid it promptly and sent out a revised version.
As to the original premise of cigarette taxes... I am not advocating smoking. I am not saying that the taxes are covering the bills. I just don't know. What I am saying is that those taxes are not chump change.
It probably adds up to over $40 billion a year (state and fed)
Paul K. Dickman