Cigarette prices, according to one of our contacts, are around $5.50 to $6.00 per pack at most gas stations and convenience stores in the Olympia, Washington area. Brands like Marlboro and Camel are going for around $5.75 per pack, with other brands for a little bit lower.
The prices for cigrettes is higher in Lacey than in Tumwater and Olympia, according to our contact. He said that in April the cigarette prices took their biggest jump, much higher than the cigarette prices were in 2008. The price of cigs was been hitting that area hard, but the effect is not as bad as in other parts of the country because the economic recession hasn't hit the northwest as badly as the southwest and northeast.
Kools, Basic and Newports were going for a slight bit less than Marlboros.