Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor
products in the Bay State
• Cigarettes: $3.50/pack
• Cigars and Smoking Tobacco:
40% Wholesale Price
• Smokeless Tobacco:
210% Wholesale Price
75% Wholesale Price
(effective June 1, 2020)
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
June 1, 2020
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts’s vaping industry provided more than $333 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 1,425 vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Massachusetts exceeded $18.8 million in 2016.
As of December 26, MDPH has reported 105 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and includes information on age, gender, and substances vaped. 60 percent of Massachusetts patients reported vaping THC. MDPH earns an A-ranking for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.
In 2017, only 2.1 percent of Massachusetts high school students reported daily use of vapor products. More data is needed.
Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
Massachusetts spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Massachusetts dedicated only $4.2 million on tobacco control, or less than 1 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.