(As a side note here I could suggest the Scottish Government ban cigarettes being sold at such outlets because staff are too busy to deal with age verification. Just as they are doing with cigarette vending machines. Super-expensive tobacco obviously has some special allure for children that adults will never understand, so it's best to ban their sale from such outlets, just to be on the safe side.)
The leading paragraph says:
MAGAZINE shop WH Smith already has a pack of 20 on sale at £9.99 at their Glasgow Airport branch and it is feared the price hike could lead to a surge in the black market as crooks cash in.There is growing awareness that making cigarettes more expensive will drive customers in these hard times into the arms of smugglers. But Sheila Duffy appears to believe that there is no illegal market: all she can say is tobacco won't 'pay its way' against smoking-related costs to society even at that inflated price.
Hiking prices for tobacco reached a point of diminishing returns for the economy a long time ago.