This is the stupidity of government, They will raise the tax thinking that they will get more revenue. However they don't take into account that in New York state Cigarettes are $8.00 to 10.00 a pack and in New Jersey they are $7.00-8.00. Here in Pa. they sell for $5.50. I live near the N.J. border, and I can testify that on the first few days of the month you can't get down Bridge street in Morrisville because all of the N.J. people buying cheap cigarettes from the SEVERAL tobacco shops on our side of the border. That's a saving of $15.00- $40.00 a carton! So Ed just raise the taxes and they will stop coming. Then see how much revenue you get from out of state smokers you idiot.