Maryland's taxes are ridiculous and insane. here the cigarette tax is $2 a carton and they want to make it $3. In Virginia it is 30 cents a carton. Virginia also has much lower gasoline and alcohol taxes. Taxes and nanny state laws (like fireworks) hurts business here!
Now they have a legal limit of 2 packs of cigarettes you can bring from out of state. Peter Fronchot claims its to protect Maryland businesses. If he really wants to protect businesses here he would advocate for a lower cigarette tax.