Special Report

Price Of A Pack Of Cigarettes Through the Decades

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1950s
> Avg. price: $0.24 per pack
> Inflation-adjusted price: $2.29 per pack
> Avg. state and federal cigarette taxes: $0.12 per pack
> Annual consumption per capita: 2,404 cigarettes
> Lung & bronchus cancer deaths: 19.8 per 100,000

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1960s
> Avg. price: $0.30 per pack
> Inflation-adjusted price: $2.44 per pack
> Avg. state and federal cigarette taxes: $0.15 per pack
> Annual consumption per capita: 2,660 cigarettes
> Lung & bronchus cancer deaths: 31.9 per 100,000

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1970s
> Avg. price: $0.47 per pack
> Inflation-adjusted price: $2.24 per pack
> Avg. state and federal cigarette taxes: $0.20 per pack
> Annual consumption per capita: 2,738 cigarettes
> Lung & bronchus cancer deaths: 45.8 per 100,000

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1980s
> Avg. price: $1.01 per pack
> Inflation-adjusted price: $2.40 per pack
> Avg. state and federal cigarette taxes: $0.31 per pack
> Annual consumption per capita: 2,520 cigarettes
> Lung & bronchus cancer deaths: 58.6 per 100,000

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1990s
> Avg. price: $1.93 per pack
> Inflation-adjusted price: $3.24 per pack
> Avg. state and federal cigarette taxes: $0.56 per pack
> Annual consumption per capita: 1,865 cigarettes
> Lung & bronchus cancer deaths: 61.7 per 100,000