ALABAMA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Yellowhammer State

Cigarettes: $0.675/pack 

Cigars: $0.0405/cigar

Smoking Tobacco:
$0.04 - $0.21 (varies)

Snuff: $0.01 - $0.12 (varies)

E-Cigarettes: None

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Ambulances and daycare centers-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: ALABAMA

Key Points:

  • Alabama’s vaping industry provided more than $319 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 1,182 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Alabama exceeded $9.9 million in 2016.

  • As of December 18, 2019, ADPH has reported 13 vaping-related lung illnesses, including one death, but does not provide information on age, gender, and substances vaped. ADPH earns an F for its lack of transparency on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2015, only 2 percent of Alabama high school students reported daily use of vapor products. More data is needed.

  • Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • Alabama spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Alabama dedicated only $2.1 million on tobacco control, or 0.6 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN ALABAMA

 
 

FDA Compliance Checks
January 1, 2018 - October 1, 2019

Types of Products Sold

ALABAMA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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