Cancer Society Pushes For Boost in State’s Cigarette Tax
The American Cancer Society is pushing for an increase in California's cigarette tax. The state's cigarette tax, the 31st highest in the country, stands at 87 cents a pack. According to the American Cancer Society, the national average for cigarette tax is $1.20, with New York's cigarette tax as high as $2.75.
- "Cancer Society Wants Cal Cigarette Tax Boost" (Walters, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 2/23).