If New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s efforts to hide cigarette ad displays doesn’t discourage people from buying, the cost might. Here’s the list of states ranked by sales tax per pack of cigarettes.
- 1. New Yorkers pay the highest amount of state tax on cigarettes, at $4.74 per pack
- 2. Rhode Island
- 3. Connecticut
Virginia comes in 50th, and at the very bottom of the list (51 total, with Washington, D.C. included): Missouri, with state taxes at $0.38 per pack.