Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor
products in the Green Mountain State
• Cigarettes: $3.08/pack
• Cigars: Varies
• Other Tobacco Products:
• Snuff: $2.57/ounce
• New Smokeless Tobacco: Varies
92% Wholesale Price
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: VERMONT
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.