Price of Cigarettes by State: 10 Cheapest States

I think smokers will really appreciate the list of price of cigarettes by state: the cheapest states. Insider Monkey has gathered a great compilation again. Smoking is not a good habit, so if you haven’t smoked so far, don’t begin it. As a smoker I can say it was not a good idea to begin it, but anyway. Now I like the procedure to light a cigarette, and to go out of a pub with friends who also smoke. I am planning to quit it, or what’s more, I haven’t lit a cigarette for four days. I wouldn’t say I am nervous, but I am longing for one. Nevertheless I decided not to buy a package again – I will see if I can keep my promise.

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The prices of cigarettes are constantly increasing. I will take the example of the average prices of cigarette packs in the United States. In 1993, the average retail price of a pack was $1.69. Sounds unbelievable right? Even more, when you know that the average in 2007 was $4.34. The main reason for the increase are the high cigarette tax rates implemented by states.

Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of  price of cigarettes by state: the cheapest states from their list.

The first one is North Carolina, where the average price per pack is $5.81. The price of cigarettes has decreased in North Carolina by 5% compared to 2015. In 2015 the pack of Marlboro Reds would cost you an average of $6.12. The number of adults who smoke in the state is believed to be around 19.0% or 1,472,900. The second state on our list now is Alabama, where the average price per pack is $5.62. In Alabama, there was also a decrease in the price in 2016 compared to 2015 when the average price per pack was $5.97. The estimations say that 803,600 adults consume cigarettes in the state, which is around 21.4% of its entire population. At last, but not least let’s check Mississippi, where the average price per pack is $5.59. In 2015, to get a pack of Marlboro Reds in Mississippi you would have to cough up $5.75, which isn’t much of a difference compared to the price in 2016. The percentage of adults who smoke in the state is 22.5%, which stands at 509,700 people.

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