Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor
products in the Silver State
• Cigarettes: $1.80/pack
• Other Tobacco Products: 30% Wholesale Price
• E-Cigarettes: 30% Wholesale Price
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: NEVADA
Nevada’s vaping industry provided more than $204 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 973 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Nevada exceeded $7.3 million in 2016.
As of December 18, 2019, SNHD has reported six cases of vaping related lung injury, noting that 83 percent of patients report vaping THC. NDHHS does not provide state reports. SNHD deserves an A for its transparency on vaping-related lung illnesses.
In 2017, only 15 percent of Nevada high school students reported using an e-cigarette on at least one day, in the 30 days prior. There is no information on frequent and/or daily use. More data is needed.
Only 3 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Nevada resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
Nevada spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Nevada dedicated only $1 million to tobacco control programs including education and prevention, or less than 1 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.