NB tobacco tax hike now in effect

Smoking is now more expensive in New Brunswick.

The province has implemented its second tax hike on tobacco in two years.

The jump went into effect on Wednesday, February 1st, and will cost smokers $6.38 in taxes for a 25 cigarette pack.

That's without HST.

In a government press release, Finance Minister Cathy Rogers said the tax revenue will be used for health care, education, and more.