TENNESSEE

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Volunteer State

Excise Taxes

Cigarettes: $0.62/pack

• Other Tobacco Products:

6.6% Wholesale Price

E-Cigarettes: None

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Areas with Children; Tennessee Technological University-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: TENNESSEE

Key Points: 

  • Tennessee’s vaping industry provided more than $226 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 2,864 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Tennessee exceeded $8.3 million in 2016.

  • As of January 9, 2020, TDH has reported 77 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, including two deaths. TDH notes the role of THC-containing vapor products, but does not give case counts for Tennessee. TDH earns a C for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

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

  • Only 6 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Tennessee resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • Tennessee spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Tennessee dedicated $0 on tobacco control, despite receiving $422 million in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

TENNESSEE TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN TENNESSEE

 

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

 

Types of Products Sold

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