1921 - 1950 CE
Iowa becomes the first state to tax cigarettes

In 1921, Iowa becomes the first U.S. state to tax cigarettes. Other states followed during the next two decades, with taxation primarily occurring in conservative, rural states that viewed cigarette smoking as immoral. By 1950, all U.S. states and the district of Columbia had a tax on cigarettes.

Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.

Drugs: Tobacco
Regions: USA (United States of America)
Topics: Taxation and regulation