I knew the prices for cigs in Indiana went up this summer. But the price for a carton depends on what brand you want now. My main brand is now 43 bcks per carton in Hammond. At least that high-A price will stop Chicago bootleggers from getting Newports.
But this case is where a smoker enjoying multiple brands come in handy. At least the only reg brand I currently like is at a reasonable $36/carton price. (Winston Lights)
I find it interesting that a Kool carton is still less than 40 bucks in Indiana. That's probably because fewer people smoke Kools than Newports. Seems like the Indiana govt is trying to do more than stop Chicago bootleggers from coming over there. They're trying to get a good portion of Newport smokers in the area to find a different brand if they wanna continue to smoke.
Maybe I might actually move to Missouri one day. Since that's the #1 state for smokers as far as prices go. While I don't like that new Newport price in Indiana, Big Daddy isn't gonna force me to quit based on raising prices. Not when I have an alternative brand I can enjoy. While there may be lots of brands, the number of options a smoker has (if the price is right) is getting slimmer.
I will admit that's still 25 bucks cheaper compared to a carton in Chicago.