nearly $10 a pack
where i live.
and all the taxes go to treating those with emphizima (sp), hospital visits, and other health related issues.
the irony is: they are paying for their treatment, with each pack that they buy. but if they don't buy, they won't get get as sick.
i have family members who smoke. they "try to quit". but it's more psychological then a physical addiction. that and stress...