Barack Obama got elected for two reasons
1. It felt so good to so many people to vote against Bush & Co.
2. He promised the world to people who like to believe you can get something for nothing.
Everyone who believes this nonsense will eventually get what they deserve. But smokers who believe are going to "get it" immediately. Obama's massive cigarette tax increase - put into effect today - is going straight for the pocketbooks of smokers. Most smokers are poor, so it's basically a tax on poor people.
The tax increase will also depress cigarette sales... which is particularly harmful to Southern states with low cigarette tax rates. It greatly increases the amount per pack a Southerner will pay for his smokes.
You asked for it America... here come the taxes.