I don't pay attention to the price of cigarettes. I assumed that they are going for $5 or $6 a pack these days. Tonight, a guy in front of me at the checkout in our small local grocery store bought a pack and paid $11 and change for it. My jaw dropped to the floor.
After he left, I had to ask the clerk to be sure I had seen that right. Indeed, he paid eleven dollars and forty-something cents for a pack of cigarettes.
So a pack a day habit will run about $350.000 $3500.00 $4172.00 in a high cigarette tax area. Wow. Could lease a car for that amount of money.
This is probably another one of my last-person-to-find-out stories.