Price of Cigarettes to Increase for Mainers

Price of Cigarettes to Increase for Mainers

October 17, 2008 Posted by J. Scott Moody - No Comments

No, the Maine legislature did not clandestinely meet in the middle of the night to raise the cigarette tax.  Rather, New Hampshire increased their cigarette tax by 25 cents on Wednesday to $1.33 per pack.  For all the Mainers who engage in cross-border shopping, the tax savings on cigarettes just went down.  However, Maine’s cigarette tax is still significantly higher at $2 per pack.