A move is underway in the State of Georgia to increase the tax on tobacco by as much as $1.00 per pack. The move was endorsed yesterday by the Floyd County Health Department. The increase in the tax could mean an additional $300 million in revenue for the state, and according to Logan Boss, the director for Northwest Georgia Public Health, it would lead to a decrease in tobacco users in the state. Northwest Georgia Public Health serves a ten county area in Georgia that includes Chattooga County. According to statistics Northwest Georgia has the highest percentage of smokers in the state.