Cigarette price news for early July 2009

Sri Lanka: Cigarette price increases in Sri Lanka causing decline in cigarette manufacturing

Australia: Cigarette prices may double with cigarette tax increase

Canada: Anti-smoking efforts may not stop smokers from smoking cigarettes

USA: States raise tobacco tax, not necessarily revenue

Cigarette prices by state

These are prices for premium brands from our sources:

Dallas, TX: upwards of $5.50

Bronx, NY: $7.45-$9.00, depending on location

Seattle, WA: $5.50-$6.00


We don't see any relief for cigarette smokers any time soon. The Obama administration appears to be attacking cigarette companies with new regulations which will lead to increased prices. Expect cigarette prices to maintain or increase for the rest of 2009.