NORTH CAROLINA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Tar Heel State

Cigarettes: $0.45/pack 

Other Tobacco Products: 12.80% Wholesale Price

E-Cigarettes: $0.05/milliliter

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Schools; childcare facilities; correctional facilities-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: NORTH CAROLINA

Key Points: 

  • North Carolina’s vaping industry provided more than $801 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 3,645 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in North Carolina exceeded $16.5 million in 2016.

  • As of January 23, 2020, NCDHHHS has reported 76 cases of vaping-related lung injuries. An earlier report on a subset of cases noted that 80 percent of patients reported vaping THC. NCDHHS earns a C for its transparency on vaping-related lung illnesses.  

  • In 2017, only 3 percent of North Carolina high school students reported daily e-cigarette use, only a quarter cited using vapor products because of flavors. More data is needed.   

  • Only 10 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in North Carolina resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • North Carolina spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, North Carolina dedicated only $2.4 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.

 

NORTH CAROLINA 
TOBACCO AND VAPOR 
MONIES

ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN

NORTH CAROLINA

 
 

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

Types of Products Sold

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