The suggestion that the town replace the real estate tax with possibly a cigarette tax was made during council’s Feb. 25 meeting. The Times-Virginian reports Appomattox officials are now taking steps toward exploring further the implementation of a cigarette tax, after the issue was once again brought up during a meeting on Monday. Several localities across the state, including Farmville and Roanoke apply a cigarette tax. A meeting with representatives to learn more about the taxes and penalties is scheduled for next month.