If they aren't accepting it because of the credit card processing fees, it seems like simply adding an extra dollar onto shipping (since they can't use a surcharge) would make up the difference on a cartoon of smokes.
Then I decided to look just now too and this is what it said on the bottom of one the first site listed in my Google search results:
Credit Card companies now prohibit transactions
for all cigarette sales on the internet!
After that I typed in the words "credit cards" and "cigarettes" and found this:
In an agreement reached last week with the government, credit card companies have agreed to no longer participate in the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products online. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) required this in order to control cigarette purchases across state lines.
The federal government siding with cigarette companies and bullying the credit card companies. For some reason I'm not surprised. Typical bureaucratic corruption.
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