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Help Stop a Massive Federal Tobacco Tax Hike!

President Obama's budget proposal would nearly double the federal excise tax on cigarettes—raising it from $1.01/pack to $1.95/pack! It would also increase federal taxes on other tobacco products by a similar percentage.

If passed, this would be the single-largest increase on federal tobacco taxes in history.

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Arkansas Tobacco Revenue
  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $1.15
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 68%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 68% WP
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 68% MP
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: 6%; $0.33 per pack

Arkansas Revenue from Cigarettes (In Millions)
  • Excise Tax Collected (2011): $200.4
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2011): $49.5
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenues (2011): $58.8
  • Total Revenue Collected (2011): $620.6

Source: Bill Orzechowski & Rob Walker, The Tax Burden on Tobacco, vol. 46 (February 2012); funded in part by Altria Client Services Inc.
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