That’s a Lot of Tax!

I’m not a smoker, but the tax on cigarettes can vary greatly from state to state (who knew?).  Here are the states with the highest and lowest cigarette tax (per pack as of October 7, 2015).

Highest tax
1. Pennsylvania ($4.35)
2. Rhode Island ($3.75)
3. Connecticut ($3.65)
4. Massachusetts ($3.51)
5. Hawaii ($3.20)

Lowest tax
5.  North Carolina ($0.45)
4. North Dakota ($0.44)
3. Georgia ($0.37)
2. Virginia ($0.30)
1. Missouri ($0.17)

Source Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (rates do not include some local taxes or fees); and, AARP Bulletin, December 2015 issue.

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