Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor
products in the Garden State
• Cigarettes: $2.70/pack
• Other Tobacco Products: 30% Wholesale Price
• Moist Snuff: $0.75/ounce
• Closed systems: $0.10/milliliter
10% Wholesale Price
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
May 20, 2020
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: NEW JERSEY
New Jersey’s vaping industry provided more than $565 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 2,119 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in New Jersey exceeded $34.4 million in 2016.
As of December 31, 2019, NJDH has reported 56 cases of vaping-related lung illness, including one death. NJDH reports do not offer details on substances vaped. NJDH earns a D for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.
In 2016, only 9.6 percent of New Jersey high school students reported using vapor products on at least one day in the previous 30 days. There is no data on frequent and/or daily use. More data is needed.
Only 1 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in New Jersey resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
New Jersey spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, New Jersey dedicated only $7.2 million on tobacco control, or less than 1 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.