IOWA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Hawkeye State

Cigarettes: $1.36/pack 

•  Other Tobacco Products:

50% Wholesale Price

• Snuff: $1.19/ounce

• Cigars: 50% Wholesale Price or $0.50/stick

E-Cigarettes: None

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-State-owned buildings; Iowa State University, University of Iowa; foster homes-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: IOWA

Key Points: 

  • Iowa’s vaping industry provided more than $191 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 820 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Iowa exceeded $4.2 million in 2016.

  • As of January 7, 2020, IDPH has reported 56 confirmed and probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, with 77 percent of patients reporting use of THC-containing vapor products. IDPH earns a B for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2017, only 0.9 percent of Iowa high school students reported daily e-cigarette use. More data is needed.   

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

  • Iowa spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Iowa dedicated only $4 million on tobacco control, or 1 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

IOWA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN IOWA

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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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