WEST VIRGINIA STILL LEADS NATION WITH SMOKING RATE – State Ranks 32nd In Taxing

The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke has declined considerably to fewer than 17 percent (average) in the most recent surveys.
West Virginia ranks 32nd in the amount of taxes per cigarette tax at $1.20.

TOP TEN STATES:

1. West Virginia: 26.7 percent

2. Kentucky: 26.2 percent

3. Arkansas: 24.7 percent

4. Tennessee: 24.2 percent

5. Louisiana: 24 percent

6. Mississippi: 23 percent

7. Indiana: 22.9 percent

8. South Carolina: 21.5 percent

9. Michigan: 21.2 percent

10. Alabama: 21.1 percent

TEN BEST:

42. Connecticut: 15.4 percent

43. Washington: 15.3 percent

44. New Jersey: 15.1 percent

45. Massachusetts: 14.7 percent

46. Maryland: 14.6 percent

47. Texas: 14.5 percent

48. New York: 14.4 percent

49. Hawaii: 14.1 percent

50. California: 12.8 percent

51. Utah: 9.7 percent