KENTUCKY (WEHT) – Kentucky sees a big drop in cigarette sales.
It comes one year after the Commonwealth’s tax increase.
State officials say cigarette sales dropped by 36 million packs, or more than 10%.
This comes after lawmakers approved a 50 cent per pack excise tax increase in 2018.
The tax increase raised $140 million in its first year.
Cigarette sales have dropped by 6% nationwide in the past year.
(This story was originally published on September 26, 2019)