Tobacco Taxes


High taxes on tobacco products are a proven way to reduce tobacco use especially among youth. The current federal cigarette tax is $1.01 per pack, and the current average state cigarette tax is $1.65 per pack. Four states, California, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, have increased their cigarette tax in 2016.

Other Resources:

Looking for more information on state tobacco taxes? Check out this special report and/or series of factsheets from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Looking for more information on federal tobacco taxes? Check out these factsheets from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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