Groups propose $1.50 a pack hike in state cigarette tax

Some health advocacy groups on Monday said they are supporting a draft bill to raise the state tax on cigarettes by $1.50 a pack to boost it to $3.20 a pack.


Montana’s current cigarette tax of $1.70 a pack ranks 22nd highest nationally and hasn’t been raised since 2005, backers said. The national average cigarette tax among the states is $1.63 per pack.

From Bozeman Daily Chronicle