LOUISIANA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Pelican State

Cigarettes: $1.08/pack 

• Cigars: 

8-10% Manufacturer's Price

• Smoking Tobacco: 

33% Manufacturer's Price

Smokeless Tobacco: 

20% Manufacturer's Price

E-Cigarettes: $0.05/milliliter
 

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-School Property-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: LOUISIANA

Key Points: 

  • Louisiana’s vaping industry provided more than $492 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 1,301 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Louisiana exceeded $3.7 million in 2016.

  • As of January 17, 2020, LDH has reported 35 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, including two deaths. LDH has reported that 24 of Louisiana’s case patients have reported vaping THC. LDH earns an A for its transparency on vaping-related lung illnesses.  

  • In 2017, only 1.6 percent of Louisiana high school students reported daily e-cigarette use. More data is needed.   

  • Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Louisiana resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • Louisiana spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Louisiana dedicated only $5 million on tobacco control, or 1 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

LOUISIANA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN LOUISIANA

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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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