NYC
06/22/2010 09:51 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cigarette Tax Hike Makes New York Most Expensive In Nation

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.

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