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Publication 509, Minimum wholesale and retail cigarette prices for certain standard cigarette brands

The Cigarette Marketing Standards Act (CMSA) established minimum wholesale and retail selling prices for cigarettes. You may not purchase or sell cigarettes at a price less than the minimum price set by law.

Minimum wholesale and retail selling prices change when a manufacturer’s price changes, or when the cigarette excise tax rate changes.

Enforcement date

The minimum price enforcement date is the date that you must charge your customers at least the new minimum price (but you may charge any price that is in excess of the new minimum price).

For the minimum prices in the charts below, the enforcement date is January 2, 2023

These prices: 

  • do not include prepaid sales tax, and
  • are for standard brands and standard packages of cigarettes (20 cigarettes per pack, 10 packs per carton). 

See Publication 508, Minimum Price List for Cigarettes, for more information about the enforcement date or to find a minimum price not listed below. Recently adjusted prices are shaded in the charts.

Minimum prices for some standard brands in New York State (sales outside New York City)

Manufacturer's list price* Agent's basic cost Type of sale
Wholesale Retail
Agent to wholesale dealers Agent to chain stores Agent to retail dealers Retail (per carton) Retail (per pack)
$57.44 $100.94 $102.03 $102.66 $105.06 $112.41 $11.25
$59.70 $103.20 $104.31 $104.95 $107.40 $114.92 $11.50
$62.04 $105.54 $106.67 $107.33 $109.83 $117.52 $11.76
$64.14 $107.64 $108.79 $109.46 $112.02 $119.86 $11.99
$64.74 $108.24 $109.39 $110.07 $112.64 $120.52 $12.06
$66.50 $110.00 $111.17 $111.85 $114.47 $122.48 $12.25
$67.40 $110.90 $112.08 $112.77 $115.40 $123.48 $12.35
$68.04 $111.54 $112.72 $113.42 $116.07 $124.19 $12.42
$68.54 $112.04 $113.23 $113.93 $116.59 $124.75 $12.48
$71.50 $115.00 $116.21 $116.93 $119.66 $128.04 $12.81
$80.00 $123.50 $124.79 $125.56 $128.49 $137.48 $13.75
$80.40 $123.90 $125.19 $125.96 $128.91 $137.93 $13.80
$90.00 $133.50 $134.87 $135.71 $138.88 $148.60 $14.86

Minimum prices for some standard brands in New York State (sales within New York City)

Manufacturer's list price* Agent's basic cost Type of sale
Wholesale Retail
Agent to wholesale dealers Agent to chain stores Agent to retail dealers Retail (per carton) Retail (per pack)
$57.44 $115.94 $117.16 $117.88 $120.64 $129.08 $12.91
$59.70 $118.20 $119.44 $120.18 $122.99 $131.59 $13.16
$62.04 $120.54 $121.80 $122.55 $125.42 $134.19 $13.42
$64.14 $122.64 $123.92 $124.68 $127.60 $136.53 $13.66
$64.74 $123.24 $124.52 $125.29 $128.22 $137.20 $13.72
$66.50 $125.00 $126.30 $127.08 $130.05 $139.15 $13.92
$67.40 $125.90 $127.21 $127.99 $130.98 $140.15 $14.02
$68.04 $126.54 $127.85 $128.64 $131.65 $140.86 $14.09
$68.54 $127.04 $128.36 $129.15 $132.17 $141.42 $14.15
$71.50 $130.00 $131.34 $132.15 $135.24 $144.71 $14.48
$80.00 $138.50 $139.92 $140.78 $144.07 $154.16 $15.42
$80.40 $138.90 $140.32 $141.19 $144.49 $154.60 $15.46
$90.00 $148.50 $150.00 $150.93 $154.46 $165.27 $16.53

You may not offer other items for sale with cigarettes if the total sales price is less than the minimum price of cigarettes plus your cost for the other items.

*Note: Check the manufacturer’s price list to verify the list price for a specific brand.

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