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 $1.81 per pack. No state has increased their cigarette taxes in 2020 as of March 2020. Two states, Illinois and New Mexico increased their state cigarette taxes in 2019.

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Looking for more information on state tobacco taxes? Check out this information from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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

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Page last updated: March 10, 2022

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