Posted by: prevention2 | August 13, 2010

Cigarette Sales Drop Sharply Under New State Excise Tax

The first six weeks of increased cigarette tax rates in New York showed a sharp drop in sales at convenience stores statewide, according to the New York Association of Convenience Stores.

The state increased the cigarette excise tax to $4.35 per pack on July 1, the highest state tax rate in the country, shooting the price of a pack of cigarettes to between $9 and $12.


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