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Note - As of June 24, 2012, Illinois' cigarette excise tax increased to $1.98 per pack. As of July 1,2013, Minnesota's cigarette excise tax increased to $2.83 per pack. As of August 1, 2013, Massachusetts' cigarette excise tax increased to $3.51 per pack.
All other rates on the map and tables below on this page are current as of August 1, 2013.
Cigarette Excise Tax Rates (in $) by Tax Rate
Cigarette Excise Tax Rates (in $) by State and Territory
Cigarette Excise Tax Facts
3.51 as of 8/1/13
District of Columbia
2.83 as of 7/1/13
N. Marianas Islands
3.51 as of 8/1/13
The American Lung Association. "SLATI Database". State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues: 2010.
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Fact Sheet: Economic Facts About U.S. Tobacco Use and Tobacco Production. Updated May 2009.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fact Sheet: Fast Facts. Updated March 2011.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General. Updated 2000.
Federation of Tax Administrators, State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes. March 2011.
NCSL. Health Care Provider and Industry Taxes and Fees. September 2012,
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