MAINE

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Pine Tree State

Cigarettes: $2.00/pack 

• Other Tobacco Products:

43% Wholesale Price

Smokeless Tobacco: 

$2.02/ounce or package

E-Cigarettes:

43% Wholesale Price
 

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-Yes-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: MAINE

Key Points: 

  • Maine’s vaping industry provided more than $51 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 313 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Maine exceeded $4.2 million in 2016.

  • As of December 31, 2019, MCDCP has reported nine cases of vaping-related lung illness, with most patients reporting having vaped THC, but no specific details. MCDCP earns a C for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2019, only 28.7 percent of Maine high school students reported using vapor products on at least one day in the previous 30 days, a decrease from 34.8 percent in 2017. More data is needed.   

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

  • Maine spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Maine dedicated only $4.8 million on tobacco control, or 2 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

MAINE TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN MAINE

Types of Products Sold

 
 

FDA Compliance Checks
January 1, 2018 - October 1, 2019

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