In Hawaii, they’re looking to ban cigarettes in a manner that would make the Volstead Act look like a polite suggestion: the minimum purchase age would rise to 30 next year, 50 in 2022 and by 2024, no one, no matter how old, would be allowed to purchase cigarettes. Legally, that is, and what possible chance is there that a black market would arise for a prohibited product of that nature, especially one readily available elsewhere?
Generations of bootleggers and drug dealers are laughing.
I’d be most amused to see that tried here. Tobacco taxes mean big bucks for the state, and you know damned well they’re not really “earmarked” for health-related stuff: if you’re the government, you know that money is fungible.