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

Types of Products Sold

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

 
 

ALABAMA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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