Special Report

Price Of A Pack Of Cigarettes Through the Decades

Methodology

To determine the cost of a pack of cigarettes the year you were born, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the average weighted retail price of a pack of cigarettes from the 2018 Tax Burden on Tobacco report published by the Federation of Tax Administrators. State and federal cigarette taxes for each year as well as annual consumption per capita also came from this report. Inflation-adjusted prices per pack are in chained 2019 dollars. The rate of lung and bronchus cancer deaths came from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2017 report.