MISSISSIPPI

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Magnolia State

Cigarettes: $0.68/pack 

Other Tobacco Products: 15% Manufacturer's  Price

E-Cigarettes: None

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-No-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: MISSSIPPI

Key Points: 

  • Mississippi’s vaping industry provided more than $169 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 963 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Mississippi exceeded $4.3 million in 2016.

  • As of November 26, 2019, MSDH has reported 11 cases of vaping-related lung illness. MSDH notes that 73 percent of patients reported vaping THC and/or CBD vaping products. MSDH earns an A for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2018, 6.6 percent of Mississippi high school students reported using vapor products on 20 or more days, while 62 percent reported never trying vapor products. More data is needed.  

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

  • Mississippi spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Mississippi dedicated only $8.4 million on tobacco control, or 3 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

MISSISSIPPI TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN MISSISSIPPI

 
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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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