CONNECTICUT

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Constitution State

Cigarettes: $4.35/pack 

Other Tobacco Products:

50% Wholesale Price

E-Cigarettes: 

Closed Systems: $0.40/milliliter

Open Systems: 10% Wholesale Price

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-Yes-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: CONNECTICUT

Key Points: 

  • Connecticut’s vaping industry provided more than $341 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 478 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Connecticut exceeded $3.5 million in 2016.

  • As of January 17, 2020, CDPH has reported 46 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, including one death. CDPH does not offer current cases counts with information on age, gender, or substances vaped. CDPH deserves a D for its transparency on vaping-related lung illnesses.  

  • In 2017, only 23.9 percent of Connecticut high school students cited flavors as a reason for e-cigarette use. More data is needed.  

  • Only 4 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Connecticut resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • Connecticut spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Connecticut dedicated $0 to tobacco control programs including education and prevention, despite receiving $459.6 million in tobacco settlement payments and taxes in the same year.

 

CONNECTICUT TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN CONNECTICUT

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

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Types of Products Sold

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