The price of cigarettes rises again
In New York City, even the cheapest cigarettes will cost at least $9 a pack now that a 62-cent federal tobacco tax kicks in today. Cigarettes bought in the city were already among the most expensive since the state raised its tobacco tax $1.25 last June. Now smokers can expect to pay a total of $5.26 in taxes when they buy a pack of cigarettes. At $9 a pack, this amounts to about 58 percent. Click here for information on quitting.