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State Cigarette Tax Rates

State cigarette tax rates range from 17 cents per pack in Missouri to $4.35 in New York.

State cigarette tax rates vary widely, ranging from 17 cents per pack in Missouri to $4.35 in New York.

Policymakers often support tax increases on tobacco products as a means of raising revenue or improving public health by encouraging smokers to quit. A handful of states passed cigarette tax hikes in the 2015 legislative session. Nevada lawmakers approved the single largest cigarette tax increase, raising the rate from 80 cents to $1.80 per pack.

The following map shows state cigarette tax rates current as of July 28, 2015. Connecticut's tax rate is set to increase to $3.65 per pack in October. Earlier proposals in the Pennsylvania and New Hampshire legislatures have also included cigarette tax increases, but the two states have yet to pass budgets.

Click a state to display its rate and ranking. Rates do not include local or federal taxes.

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