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Cigarette prices rise, new tax still to come

By Geoff Hamill

April 15 is typically feared by many as tax day, but for Kentuckians who smoke cigarettes and use tobacco products, April 1 might be an even scarier day. That’s when House Bill 144 goes into effect, and a new cigarette tax of 30 cents per pack will hit smokers and retailers across the Bluegrass. In addition, a federal excise tax of 62 cents per pack will go into effect for manufacturers and be passed on to customers, making a carton of cigarettes almost $10 higher than before.


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