A California ballot issue would slap a 300% tax on smokes if voters approve it. It would raise the cigarette tax from 87-cents to $3.77 for each pack of cigarettes. That would make California the most expensive state in the union for cigarettes -- at $6.55 a pack.
Supporters say the idea is to cut down on smoking by making it too expensive for some people to keep the habit. (USAToday)