UTAH

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Beehive State

Excise Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.70/pack

• Cigars: Varies

• Other Tobacco Products:

$1.22/ounce

E-Cigarettes: 
56% Manufacturer's Price
(effective July 1, 2020)

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Yes-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: UTAH

Key Points: 

  • Utah’s vaping industry provided more than $154 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 880 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Utah exceeded $6.5 million in 2016.

  • As of January 6, 2020, UDH has reported 127 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, including one death. UDH notes that 89 percent of patients report vaping THC. UDH earns an A for its transparency on vaping-related lung illnesses.  

  • In 2017, only 9.7 percent of Utah high school students reported using an e-cigarette on at least one day, in the 30 days prior. There is no information on frequent and/or daily use. More data is needed.   

  • Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Utah resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • Utah spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Utah dedicated only $7 million to tobacco control programs including education and prevention, or less than 4 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

UTAH TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN UTAH

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

 
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Types of Products Sold

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