In Philadelphia, a pack of cigarettes costs under $6, while prices exceed $8 in Chicago and $11 in New York City because of local taxes levied on top of federal and state taxes.
Price is a particularly strong predictor of smoking among youth and low-income populations. On average, for every 10% increase in the price of tobacco, there is a 2-4% decrease in use among the general population and a 4-6% decrease in use among youth and young adults.
Learn how increasing cigarette taxes can help to reduce the number of people who smoke.
- Winning student video: "Quit for you but please think of us"
- Truth Campaign
- Smokefree savings calculator
For more information, visit SmokeFree Philly or call 311.