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
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
May 18, 2020
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: NEW YORK
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.