Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor
products in the Last Frontier
• Cigarettes: $2.00/pack
• Other Tobacco Products:
75% Wholesale Price
• E-Cigarettes: None
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: ALASKA
Alaska’s vaping industry provided more than $40 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 196 direct vaping-related jobs.
As of December 3, 2019, ADHSS has reported one case of vaping-related lung illness, with the patient reporting use of a THC-containing vapor product. ADHSS earns an A for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.
In 2017, 15.7 percent of Alaska high school students reported using vapor products on at least one day in the previous 30 days. There is no information on frequent and/or daily use. More data is needed.
Only 1 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Alaska resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
Alaska spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Alaska dedicated only $9.1 million or 10 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.