Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor
products in the Natural State
• Cigarettes: $1.15/pack
• Smoking Tobacco, Moist Snuff, Cigars, Other Tobacco:
68% Manufacturer's Price
• Premium Cigars: $0.50/cigar + 2% Manufacturer's Price
• E-Cigarettes: None
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Schools; state colleges; state parks-
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: ARKANSAS
Arkansas’s vaping industry provided more than $157 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 553 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Arkansas exceeded $5 million in 2016.
2. As of January 16, 2020, ADH has reported eight confirmed and 14 probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses. ADH does not provide information on age, gender, and substances vaped. ADH earns an F for its lack of transparency on vaping-related lung illnesses.
In 2017, only 1.6 percent of Arkansas high school students reported daily e-cigarette use. More data is needed.
Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Arkansas resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
Arkansas spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Arkansas dedicated only $12 million on tobacco control, or 4 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.