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
15% Wholesale Price
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-College campuses; Capitol complex buildings-
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: ILLINOIS
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.