Whatever the unintended consequences, a number of states have been considering cigarette tax hikes. Since 2009, for instance, new cigarette tax hikes have been proposed in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and California. We have generated forecasts of the effects if these were adopted.
 Monica Scott, “Proposed Increase of Michigan Beer, Cigarette Taxes to Boost State Revenue Draws Fire from Industry, Lawmakers,” The Grand Rapids Press, Aug. 3, 2009, http://bit.ly/17jOAp (accessed Nov. 4, 2010).
 “Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures” (California Secretary of State, 2010), http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-measures/qualified-ballot-measures.htm (accessed Nov. 12, 2010).