SOUTH CAROLINA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Palmetto State

Cigarettes: $0.57/pack

• Other Tobacco Products:

5% Manufacturer's Price
• E-Cigarettes: None

Excise Taxes

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Ambulances; schools-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: SOUTH CAROLINA

Key Points: 

  • South Carolina’s vaping industry provided more than $369 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 1,671 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in South Carolina exceeded $8 million in 2016.

  • As of January 7, 2020, SCDHEC has reported 39 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, including one death. SCDHEC does not give any information on substances vaped. SCDHEC earns an F for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

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

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

  • South Carolina spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, South Carolina dedicated only $5 million on tobacco control, or 2 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

TOBACCO AND VAPOR 

MONIES

ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN

SOUTH CAROLINA

 
 

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

Types of Products Sold

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