Huffpost New York

Cigarette Tax Hike Makes New York Most Expensive In Nation

Posted: Updated:

The Legislature on Monday night narrowly approved boosting the state's tax on cigarettes by an additional $1.60 - to a national-high $4.35 a pack. That's $6.85 with city and federal levies.

The tax hike came as part of an emergency spending plan to keep New York government running for another week.

Read the whole story at nydailynews.com