State Cigarette Excise Tax

The Cigarette Tax grade tells you how your state’s cigarette taxes compare with those in other states. Higher cigarette taxes are a powerful tool to fight tobacco use. Cigarette taxes encourage current smokers to quit, but they really help prevent kids from starting to smoke. The larger the increase, the bigger the impact; every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes reduces the amount children smoke by about 7 percent.


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The American Lung Association’s annual "State of Tobacco Control" report was released nationwide on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

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Surgeon General’s Report

Despite the great progress of the past, in the last few years, tobacco control efforts have slowed and in some areas, even stalled.

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