How Much does a Pack of Cigarettes Cost Today?

As of April 1, 2009 the federal excise tax on cigarettes will rise from .39 to $1.01 which raises the cost of a carton of cigarettes by over $6.00. And keep in mind that each state has a cigarette tax as well. 17 states have already announced that their cigarette tax is going to increase this year by as much as 4 times what it was. So with all of these new tax increases the average cost of just one pack of cigarettes will be over $9.00.