Due to the high taxes here IL gets my tax money. $50 a carton vs $80 a carton. Raising taxes usually reduces tax revenew. It creates income for boardering states. As to the damage to the inviroment you car=hundreds of thousands of smokers. So it will not help the enviroment at all. The only damage to the inviroment I can think of would be the cig butts. I have yet to see a butt cleaning crew, so ther is no cost that isn't covered by trash cleaning. You should check your facts, they make no sense.