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Trends in State and Federal Cigarette Tax and Retail Price—United States, 1970–2011

Trends in State and Federal Cigarette Tax and Retail Price---United States, 1970–2011

The graph above shows that state and federal excise taxes increased moderately between 1970 and 2011, and cost per pack steeply increased during that time period, as follows:

  • In 1970
    • Average cost per pack was $0.38
    • Average tax per pack was $0.18
  • In 2011
    • Average cost per pack was $5.90
    • Average tax per pack was $2.47

 


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