Did the tobacco tax increase?
Californians already pay $3.88 in state and federal taxes on every pack of cigarettes, thanks to a $2-per-pack state tax increase approved just five years ago.
Should cigarettes be taxed higher?
Tobacco tax increases offer a win-win-win solution for states as they work to improve the health of residents and balance budgets. Health Win: Tobacco tax increases are one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking and other tobacco use, especially among kids.
Can you still buy soft pack cigarettes?
Hard packs can be closed again after opening, whereas soft packs cannot. Cigarette packs often contain warning messages depending on which country they are sold in. In the European Union, most tobacco warnings are standardised.