57-36-06. Cigarettes--Amount of tax
There are levied and assessed, and there must be collected and paid to the state tax commissioner, upon all cigarettes sold in this state, the following excise taxes, payment thereof to be made prior to the time of the sale and delivery thereof:
1. Class A. On cigarettes weighing not more than three pounds [1360.78 grams] per thousand, five mills on each such cigarette.
2. Class B. On cigarettes weighing more than three pounds [1360.78 grams] per thousand, five and one-half mills on each such cigarette.