MONTANA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in Big Sky Country

Cigarettes: $1.70/pack 

Other Tobacco Products: 50% Wholesale Price

Moist Snuff: $0.85/ounce

E-Cigarettes: None

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-School Grounds-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: MONTANA

Key Points: 

  • Montana’s vaping industry provided more than $67 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 313 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Montana exceeded $719,000 in 2016.

  • As of January 7, 2020, MDPHHS has reported seven cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, including one death. MDPHHS notes the use of THC-containing vapor products, but does not give specific case counts. MDPHHS earns a D for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2019, only 8.7 percent of Montana high school students reported daily e-cigarette use. Further, only 7.0 percent cited flavors as a reason for e-cigarette use. More data is needed.   

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

  • Montana spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Montana dedicated only $5 million on tobacco control, or 4 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

MONTANA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN MONTANA

 
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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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