“Ten dollars for a pack of cigarettes? It might soon become a reality in many stores in New York City.  The cigarette tax in New York would jump $1.60 a pack under a tentative deal struck between Governor David Paterson and state government leaders.”

Too bad for New York it’s leaders are not able to learn from history.  See “DC Increases Cigarette Tax & Revenue Falls by $4.9 Million First 7 Months.”