States With the Highest and Lowest Taxes On Cigarettes and Alcohol

Find out the tax-friendly and unfriendly states for smokers and drinkers.

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Do you drink and smoke like Don Draper on the television show Mad Men? If not, would you like to? If you do, you'll be required to pay substantially higher taxes on your habit in some states, as opposed to others.

Cigarettes

The five states with the highest taxes on cigarettes are:

State

Tax Rate (cents per pack)

New York

435

Rhode Island

350

Connecticutt

340

Hawaii

320

Washington State

302.5

The five states with the lowest taxes on cigarettes are:

State

Tax Rate (cents per pack)

Missiouri

17

Virginia

30

Louisiana

36

Georgia

37

North Dakota

44

Beer

The five states with the highest taxes on beer are:

State

Excise Tax on Beer (cents per gallon)

Washington

76

North Carlolina

61

Mississippi

43

Utah

51

Florida

48

The five states with the lowest taxes on beer are:

State

Excise Tax on Beer (cents per gallon)

Wyoming

2

Wisconsin

6

Oregon

8

Pennsylvania

8

Kentucky

8

Wine

The five states with the highest taxes on wine are:

State

Excise Tax on Wine (cents per gallon)

Alaska

250

Florida

225

New Mexico

170

Georgia

151

Virginia

151

The five states with the lowest taxes on wine are:

State

Excise Tax on Wine (cents per gallon)

Louisiana

11

California

20

Wisconsin

25

Colorado

28

New York

30

Hard Liquor

The five states with the highest taxes on hard liquior are:

State

Excise Tax on Hard Liquor (dollars per gallon)

Alaska

12.80

Illinois

8.55

Florida

6.50

New York

6.44

Hawaii

5.98

The five states with the lowest taxes on hard liquor are:

State

Excise Tax on Hard Liquor (dollars per gallon)

Maryland

1.50

Kentucky

1.92

Missouri

2.00

Colorado

2.28

Texas

2.40

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