"Despite the potential for less revenue, states still might raise cigarette taxes to make up for the expected drop in cigarette sales,"
So states are expecting a drop in cig sales when the new fed tobacco tax goes into effect. Makes sense to me. I dunno how raising cig taxes will make up for the drop.
Maybe the states oughta tax otha items for a change to make up for the loss of cig sales. Raising the cig taxes ain't gonna fix sh!t as far as that expected decline in cig sales is concerned.