NEW YORK

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Empire State

Cigarettes: $4.35/pack 

Other Tobacco Products and Cigars:

75% Wholesale Price

• Little Cigars: $4.35/pack of 20

• Snuff: $2.00/ounce or less; 

increases with weight

E-Cigarettes: 20% Sales Tax

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Yes-

Flavor bans?

Yes, effective

May 18, 2020

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: NEW YORK

Key Points: 

  • New York’s vaping industry provided more than $1.9 billion in economic activity in 2018 while generating 4,416 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in New York exceeded $54 million in 2016.

  • As of January 7, 2020, NYSHD has reported 150 confirmed and probable cases of vaping-related lung illness, including two deaths. Earlier reports note a majority of patients report vaping THC. NYSHD earns a B for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2017, only 1.5 percent of New York high school students reported daily e-cigarette use. More data is needed.  

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

  • New York spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, New York dedicated only $39.4 million on tobacco control, or 2 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

NEW YORK TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN NEW YORK

 
 

FDA Compliance Checks
January 1, 2018 - October 1, 2019

Types of Products Sold

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