Tobacco Issues in Ohio

Ohio tobacco tax facts
Click here to save or print this chart. Source: Tax Burden on Tobacco, Historical Compilation, Vol. 49, Orzechowski and Walker, Arlington, VA, 2014

Tax Alert! Cigarettes, Vapor and OTP

Lawmakers in Ohio are considering additional taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including a proposed $.65 per cigarette pack tax hike and higher tax rates on other tobacco products, including vapor, from 17% to 69% of volume.

Your legislators need to know the negative impact such tax increases will have on Ohio retailers and adult consumers.
Higher tobacco taxes threaten business, hurt local jobs and can potentially lead to illegal cigarette smuggling. State leaders should focus on policies that promote job growth – NOT threaten them.

Tax Facts

The excise tax on one pack of cigarettes in Ohio is currently $1.60.

Take a closer look at the cigarette tax dollars being collected in Ohio in FY2014.

  Cigarette Excise Taxes Other Tobacco Products Taxes Cigarette Sales Taxes Tobacco Settlement Payments Total Smoker Payments FY2014
$331,128,452 $1,372,783,164​