FLORIDA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Sunshine State

Cigarettes: $1.339/pack 

Other Tobacco Products: 
(excluding cigars)

85% Wholesale Price

E-Cigarettes: None

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-Yes-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: FLORIDA

Key Points: 

  • Florida’s vaping industry provided more than $1.5 billion in economic activity in 2018 while generating 5,353 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Florida exceeded $41.7 million in 2016.

  • As of January 7, 2020, FDH has reported 110 cases of vaping-related lung illness, including two deaths. FDH does not provide information on age, gender, and substances vaped. FDH earns an F for its lack of transparency on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2019, 25.6 percent of Florida 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 e-cigarette use. More data is needed.   

  • Only 3 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Florida resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • Florida spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Florida dedicated only $70.4 million on tobacco control, or 4 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

FLORIDA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN FLORIDA

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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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