Utah - Cig taxes going up $1
USA - The state of the tobacco industry in 2009
USA - Anti-smoking lobbies want to increase tobacco taxes more
UK - Anti-smoking charity wants 5% smoking tax increase, taxes are already heavy in the UK
It's pretty unlikely that any taxes on tobacco products will go down anytime soon. Since along with other taxes last year, they also heavily taxed roll-your-own cigarettes, it's not the same alternative it used to be. You can still pretty much halve your smoking costs will roll your own, though.