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The history of cigarette sales tax in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin would like to boost the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.50.

Oklahoma has taxed cigarettes ever since 1917, when the first cigarette license and tax law was passed. Since then the state has raised the tax on cigarette smokers eight times.

To read the full story about Fallin's plan, be sure to pick up The Oklahoman. Subscribers can read it now at

Here is the history of the cigarette sales tax, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

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Adam Kemp

Adam Kemp is a news and health reporter for The Oklahoman. He grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Read more ›