From the tax anything that moves department, aka using taxes to affect behavior:  New York Post:  “Smokers huff & puff over new cigarette tax.  Smokers are used to coughing up a lot — but this is getting ridiculous.  The price on a pack of cigarettes has skyrocketed to $14.50 at some New York City stores thanks to a hefty new tax — leaving even the most nicotine-addicted buttheads considering nixing their fix.”