Tobacco will never be more plentiful or cheaper than it is RIGHT NOW. Guaranteed.
Yup for shame. Back in my cigarette days they had the lowest tax on smokes in all of America. Normally when I’m out of state I like to visit their B&M shops. Now that I know this I won’t bother, even though I go to VA often. Glad I live in PA.In the tobacco belt, no less.
The last pipe tobacco order I made was back in November 2020 and after running low on a few blends I went online to purchase a bunch and noticed at checkout there was an excise tax applied that amounted to 20% of my total order. I was stunned. I did a bit of research and saw that as of 01 January a new excise tax on tobacco products went into affect in Virginia in order to pay for the Virginia Health Care Fund.
I must have been asleep at the pipe on this one because I totally missed this piece of legislation.
Needless to say I cancelled the order...
apart from chewing tobacco perhaps or Bugler cigarette tobacco,, ?If you cancel the order, how will you get tobacco? Are you just going to quit, or were you thinking that driving somewhere else to buy might be cheaper? What are your options?
Even so, pipe tobacco is still the cheapest tobacco product.
You're about 80% below the global average for tobacco tax.
And if they're only charging by price then the 20% tax is still practically irrelevant on bulk tobacco, whereas some places tax by weight and trying to buy bulk tobacco only gets you in even more trouble.