Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor
products in the Gopher State
• Cigarettes: $3.04/pack
• Other Tobacco Products: 95% Wholesale Price
• E-Cigarettes: 95% Wholesale Price
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
Yes, certain localities
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: MINNESOTA
Minnesota’s vaping industry provided more than $336 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 1,152 direct vaping-related jobs. The national average of sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges exceeded $2.6 million in 2016.
As of December 30, 2019, MDH has reported 141 confirmed or probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, including three deaths. MDH does not offer further information, but reported that two of the deceased patients had vaped THC. MDH earns a C for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.
In 2019, only 1.5 percent of Minnesota 9th and 11th grade students reported daily e-cigarette use, and 89.2 percent reported not using e-cigarettes in the previous 30 days. More data is needed.
Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Minnesota resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
Minnesota spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Minnesota dedicated only $17.3 million or 2 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.