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.
For more information, visit SmokeFree Philly or call 311.