The new federal tobacco tax is said to reduce the number of smokers and fund President Obama's child health care plan.
All tobacco products will be taxed but an average pack of cigarettes will group roughly 80 cents.
Smokers say they are sceptical.
Despite the government's anti-smoking stance, Shon Ross, VP of Nothing But Smokes, said too much tax money is generated by tobacco and too many government programs directly depend on that revenue.
"Our infrastructure," said Ross, "a lot of it is generated from the revenue of tobacco, So if you ask them, yeah, they prefer no one to smoke, but you need to smoke more to pay for these budgetary needs. Pretty interesting dichotomy."