Tobacco Taxes


Increasing tobacco taxes are proven to be an effective way to prevent children from smoking and help adults quit.  

We are working in states across the country and in Congress to save more lives by passing regular and significant tax increases on all tobacco products. And this doesn't just include cigarettes, but also other dangerous products like smokeless tobacco and cigars. 

State cigarette taxes range from a low of 17 cents per pack in Missouri to a high of $4.50 in Washington, D.C., with an average state tax of $1.91 per pack.

Latest Updates

June 24, 2022

Michigan legislature passed a package of bills they say will help reduce Big Tobacco’s grip on Michigan, but these bills are a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

March 9, 2022

Statement from Bryan Hannon, Chair of Tobacco Free Indiana INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – “Yesterday, the legislature did a big favor for Big Tobacco by passing legislation that will lower tax rates and maintain loopholes for some of the very products that the tobacco industry has used to addict Hoosier kids.

February 28, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – “Today, the House of Representatives approved legislation that puts the health of Hoosier kids at greater risk. “Lowering the tax rate on some e-cigarettes by 40% and approving a weight-based tax for the tobacco industry’s newest and lightest products is a setback for public health. “Tobacco

February 15, 2022
West Virginia

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Kristy Young CHARLESTON, W. Va. – “Today, Sen. Tom Takubo introduced legislation to increase the tax on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack with a parallel tax on all other tobacco products. This is an important step