Cigarette tax rates, by state

Cigarette tax rates, by state

Illinois' upcoming move to a $1.98 per pack cigarette tax will move it into 16th place among the states, according to information from the Federation of Tax Administrators.

States with higher cigarettes taxes are:

New York                 $4.35 per pack

Rhode Island            $3.46

Connecticut              $3.40

Hawaii                      $3.20

Washington              $3.025

New Jersey               $2.70

Vermont                    $2.62

Wisconsin                 $2.52

Massachusetts         $2.51

District of Columbia  $2.50

Alaska                       $2.00

Arizona                      $2.00

Maine                         $2.00

Maryland                    $2.00

Michigan                     $2.00

ILLINOIS                     $1.98



Among Midwestern and bordering states:

Indiana                       .995 cents

Iowa                          1.36

Missouri                      .17 (lowest in the country)

Ohio                          1.25

Michigan                    2.00

Wisconcin                   2.52

Kentucky                       .60

Minnesota                   1.23

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rsp wrote on May 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

Missouri and Kentucky? At those rates they're just promoting smoking. And maybe it would have been cheaper for Illinois to round up to $2.