Cigarette Prices by State

Cigarette prices are affected by a multitude of factors, such as the brand, federal excise taxes, and the location where they are sold. The branding of a pack of cigarettes is a mark of their quality, with manufacturers like Malboro becoming reputable for their consistency and quality. Generally, prices of Marlboro cigarettes also vary by state, and in some cases are priced higher than other cigarette brands sold in that state. 

State prices are generally controlled by state governments, but there is still a federal excise tax on tobacco, known colloquially as the Sin tax. This is generally a flat amount of $1.01 per pack, and when combined with state taxes can act as a deterrent against smoking. 

Congress and state legislators have used C.D.C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) studies to determine tax rates on tobacco, but new legislation is always forthcoming. The Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2021 was introduced to the house in April 2021 and aims to increase tax rates for cigarettes while also equalizing tax rates for other tobacco products. The other significant legislation that has been introduced to the senate recently aims to reduce youth addiction to tobacco and e-cigarettes. The PROTECT Act, as it is being called, calls on the C.D.C to conduct studies and determine the best way to reduce addiction. 

To find out more about cigarette prices, you can go through the data in the charts. 

Cost of a cigarette pack by State

Alabama - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.78

#38 in the US

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18.5%

#9 in the US

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7.1%

#11 in the US

Alaska - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$9.55

#4 in the US

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18%

#10 in the US

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8.4%

#5 in the US

Arizona - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$7.51

#15 in the US

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13.1%

#30 in the US

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5.3%

#20 in the US

Arkansas - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.26

#23 in the US

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20.5%

#3 in the US

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9.7%

#3 in the US

California - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$8.14

#9 in the US

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8.9%

#50 in the US

Colorado - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.06

#24 in the US

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12.4%

#40 in the US

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5.3%

#21 in the US

Connecticut - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$10.04

#1 in the US

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11.8%

#43 in the US

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3.7%

#40 in the US

Delaware - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$7.09

#16 in the US

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15.1%

#23 in the US

District of Columbia - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$10.42

#2 in the US

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11.3%

#44 in the US

Florida - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.26

#25 in the US

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14.7%

#28 in the US

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4.8%

#31 in the US

Georgia - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.35

#39 in the US

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15.8%

#24 in the US

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4%

#32 in the US

Hawaii - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$9.44

#5 in the US

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11.6%

#45 in the US

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5.3%

#22 in the US

Idaho - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.72

#40 in the US

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13.6%

#31 in the US

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5.3%

#23 in the US

Illinois - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$8.97

#10 in the US

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12.7%

#41 in the US

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4.7%

#33 in the US

Indiana - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.89

#41 in the US

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19.4%

#5 in the US

Iowa - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.39

#26 in the US

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15.8%

#25 in the US

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6.7%

#14 in the US

Kansas - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.37

#27 in the US

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16.6%

#18 in the US

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5.8%

#24 in the US

Kentucky - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.88

#42 in the US

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21.4%

#2 in the US

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8.9%

#6 in the US

Louisiana - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.08

#28 in the US

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18.3%

#11 in the US

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8.4%

#7 in the US

Maine - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$7.26

#17 in the US

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16.5%

#19 in the US

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6.8%

#15 in the US

Maryland - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$7.26

#18 in the US

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10.9%

#48 in the US

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5%

#25 in the US

Massachusetts - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$9.75

#6 in the US

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11.1%

#46 in the US

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5%

#26 in the US

Michigan - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$7.09

#19 in the US

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18.4%

#12 in the US

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4.5%

#34 in the US

Minnesota - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$9.13

#7 in the US

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13.8%

#32 in the US

Mississippi - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.64

#43 in the US

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20.1%

#4 in the US

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6.6%

#16 in the US

Missouri - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.21

#44 in the US

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17.8%

#15 in the US

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6.5%

#17 in the US

Montana - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.92

#29 in the US

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16.4%

#20 in the US

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7.7%

#12 in the US

Nebraska - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.78

#45 in the US

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13.9%

#33 in the US

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4.2%

#35 in the US

Nevada - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.81

#30 in the US

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14.2%

#29 in the US

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3.6%

#41 in the US

New Hampshire - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.79

#31 in the US

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13.9%

#34 in the US

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5.5%

#27 in the US

New Jersey - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$8.06

#11 in the US

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10.8%

#49 in the US

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3.8%

#42 in the US

New Mexico - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$7.17

#20 in the US

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16.1%

#21 in the US

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8.9%

#8 in the US

New York - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$10.53

#3 in the US

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12%

#42 in the US

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4.2%

#36 in the US

North Carolina - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.36

#46 in the US

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16.5%

#22 in the US

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8.3%

#9 in the US

North Dakota - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.43

#47 in the US

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17.4%

#16 in the US

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8.3%

#10 in the US

Ohio - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.62

#32 in the US

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19.3%

#6 in the US

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4.9%

#37 in the US

Oklahoma - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$7.37

#21 in the US

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19.1%

#7 in the US

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9.1%

#4 in the US

Oregon - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.5

#33 in the US

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13.3%

#35 in the US

Pennsylvania - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$8.24

#12 in the US

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15.8%

#26 in the US

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6.6%

#18 in the US

Rhode Island - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$9.87

#8 in the US

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13.5%

#36 in the US

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4.2%

#38 in the US

South Carolina - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.57

#48 in the US

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18.1%

#13 in the US

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5.9%

#28 in the US

South Dakota - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.69

#34 in the US

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17.8%

#17 in the US

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12%

#2 in the US

Tennessee - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.54

#49 in the US

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19.5%

#8 in the US

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7.1%

#13 in the US

Texas - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.48

#35 in the US

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13.2%

#37 in the US

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4.9%

#39 in the US

Utah - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.97

#36 in the US

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8.2%

#51 in the US

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2.2%

#43 in the US

Vermont - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$8.82

#13 in the US

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13.3%

#38 in the US

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6.9%

#19 in the US

Virginia - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.73

#50 in the US

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13.6%

#39 in the US

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5.5%

#29 in the US

Washington - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$8.57

#14 in the US

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11.5%

#47 in the US

West Virginia - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$6.24

#37 in the US

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22.6%

#1 in the US

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13.5%

#1 in the US

Wisconsin - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$7.93

#22 in the US

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15.5%

#27 in the US

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5.7%

#30 in the US

Wyoming - Cost of a cigarette pack

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$5.68

#51 in the US

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18.5%

#14 in the US