ARKANSAS

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Natural State

Cigarettes: $1.50/pack 

• Smoking Tobacco, Moist Snuff, Cigars, Other Tobacco: 

68% Manufacturer's Price
• Premium Cigars: $0.50/cigar + 2% Manufacturer's Price

E-Cigarettes: None

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-Schools; state colleges; state parks-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: ARKANSAS

Key Points: 

  • 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.

 

ARKANSAS TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN ARKANSAS

 
 

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

Types of Products Sold

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