Cigarette tax goes up January 1st



SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Revenue wants to remind smokers that the tax on cigarettes will go up on the first.

The state tax on a standard, 20-count pack of cigarettes wil increase by 13 cents, from $1.18 to $1.31.

Oregon’s total tobacco tax revenue, from cigarettes and other tobacco products, is about
$250 million per year.