Vermont's Cigarette Tax Increase To $1.99 a pack..

July 1, 2008 - Starting on July 1st, Vermont will be raising its cigarette tax from a $1.75 a pack to a $1.99. When the new tax is in place, Vermont will have the 11th highest tobacco tax in the country. Over the past 20 years, the cigarette tax has risen slightly in the green mountain state.

The gradual increase has lead to a 25% drop in smokers.

Reference: Vermont to raise the tax on cigarettes,, 6/11/2008.

Vermont has required fire-safe cigarettes since May 2006.

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