MASSACHUSETTS

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

E-Cigarettes:

75% Wholesale Price
(effective June 1, 2020)

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Yes-

Flavor bans?

Yes, effective
June 1, 2020

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: MASSACHUSETTS

Key Points: 

  • 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.

 

MASSACHUSETTS 
TOBACCO AND VAPOR 
MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN MASSACHUSETTS

 
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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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