ILLINOIS

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Prairie State

Cigarettes: $2.98/pack 

•  Other Tobacco Products:

36% Wholesale Price

• Moist Snuff: $0.30/ounce

E-Cigarettes: 

15% Wholesale Price

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-College campuses; Capitol complex buildings-

Flavor bans?

Yes, Chicago

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: ILLINOIS

Key Points: 

  • Illinois’s vaping industry provided more than $1.1 billion in economic activity in 2018 while generating 3,770 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Illinois exceeded $30.8 million in 2016.

  • As of December 19, 2019, IDPH has reported 206 cases of vaping-related lung illness, including five deaths. Earlier reports of Illinois patients found a majority of patients citing THC products. IDPH recent reports do not offer details on substances vaped. IDPH earns a D for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2018, only 4 percent of Illinois high school students reported daily use of vapor products. More data is needed.  

  • Only 8 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Illinois resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • Illinois spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Illinois dedicated only $9.4 million on tobacco control, or less than 1 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

ILLINOIS TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN ILLINOIS

 
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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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