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The graph above shows that state and federal excise taxes increased between 1970 and 2014, 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 2016
    • Average cost per pack was $6.43
    • Average tax per pack was $2.85

Note: Costs are for full-priced brands, including federal, state, and local taxes, if applicable.

Source: Orzechowski and Walker. The Tax Burden on Tobacco, Volume 51. Arlington (VA): Orzechowski and Walker, 2016 [accessed 2017 Nov 6].


 


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