It may be April Fool’s Day, but smokers in Kentucky won’t be laughing when checking out with their tobacco products on April 1.
That’s when state and federal tax increases will take effect.
The state increase amounts to 30 cents on each pack of cigarettes. The federal tax boosts the cost per pack by 61 cents. A carton of cigarettes will increase by $9.10.
Carol Rice, manager at Ken’s Exxon, predicts that the increases will drive smokers to the cheaper generic-type cigarettes.
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