VERMONT

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Green Mountain State

Excise Taxes

Cigarettes: $3.08/pack

• Cigars: Varies

• Other Tobacco Products:

$1.22/ounce

• Snuff: $2.57/ounce

New Smokeless Tobacco: Varies

E-Cigarettes: 
92% Wholesale Price

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Varies-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: VERMONT

Key Points: 

  • Vermont’s vaping industry provided more than $34 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 159 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Vermont exceeded $1 million in 2016.

  • As of December 31, 2019, VDH has reported three cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, and “most patients” report vaping THC, but does not offer information on ages, gender, or specific case counts. VDH earns a D for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2018, only 1.5 percent of Vermont high school students reported daily vapor use. Only 17 percent reported “flavors” for e-cigarette use. More data is needed.  

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

  • Vermont spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Vermont dedicated only $3.8 million on tobacco control, or 3 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

VERMONT TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN VERMONT

 
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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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