New Tobacco Tax Set To Kick In On Saturday
For most smokers, the increase will put the cost of a standard pack of cigarettes at about $8 to $9.
California Cigarette Tax Goes Up By $2
The cost of cigarettes sold in California will go up significantly, starting Saturday. That’s when the provisions of Proposition 56 – formally known as the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 and approved by voters last November– go into effect. The cigarette tax rate on Saturday spikes from the current 87 cents to $2.87 per pack of 20 cigarettes. (Glover, 3/30)
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