Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor
products in the Buckeye State
• Cigarettes: $1.60/pack
• Other Tobacco Products:
17% Wholesale Price
• Little Cigars:
37% Wholesale Price
• Premium Cigars: $0.50/cigar
• E-Cigarettes: $0.10/milliliter
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: OHIO
Ohio’s vaping industry provided more than $900 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 3,930 vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Ohio exceeded $27.9 million in 2016.
As of January 9, 2020, ODH has reported 92 cases of vaping-related lung illness. ODH does not provide information on substances vaped. ODH earns an F-ranking for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.
During 2016-2017, only 1.38 percent of Ohio high school students reported using e-cigarettes daily. More data is needed.
Only 1 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Ohio resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
Ohio spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Ohio dedicated only $13 million on tobacco control, or 1 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.