Here’s a reason not to move to Connecticut if you’re a smoker. Starting in less than 3 hours (yes, effective October 1, 2009), the cigarette tax will increase by one dollar from $2.00 to $3.00 per pack. That being said, a carton of cigarettes will cost smokers $10.00 more. This will give Connecticut the second highest cigarette tax in the nation.
Rhode Island, the smallest state in the union, takes the cake on extreme high cigarette taxes. The tax on each pack of cigarettes is $3.46. Seriously. Considering how hard it is to stop smoking, even those who DON’T smoke consider this tax unfair.