Tobacco Issues in Kansas

Kansas 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

Kansas Alert!

Governor Brownback wants to increase cigarette taxes by $1 to  to $2.29 — higher than any neighboring state! Additionally, the proposal would double the tax rate on other tobacco products from 10% to 20%.


Contact the Governor's office to say NO:

Toll Free: 877-KSWORKS (877-579-6757) Local: 785-368-8500, or click here to email

Contact via Twitter: @GovSamBrownback

Tell your state legislators to reject higher taxes on any tobacco product! Contact your legislators today and tell them:

  • No more tobacco tax increases!
  • Kansas businesses want their legislators to act responsibly and cut spending instead of increasing taxes on consumers.
  • Higher tobacco taxes hurt businesses and foster crimes like evasion and smuggling.
  • Legislators should focus on policies that promote job growth - NOT threaten them.
  • Adult tobacco consumers are hard-working citizens who can least afford new taxes in this economy.

CALL: 1-866-658-8337 (toll free)

E-MAIL: CLICK HERE to email your Elected Officials

Tax Facts

The excise tax on one pack of cigarettes in Kansas is currently $1.29.
Take a closer look at the cigarette tax dollars being collected in Kansas in FY2014.​
  Cigarette Excise Taxes Other Tobacco Products Taxes Cigarette Sales Taxes Tobacco Settlement Payments Total Smoker Payments FY2014
$62,208,224 $196,247,464