VIRGINIA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Old Dominion

Excise Taxes

Cigarettes: $0.60/pack

Moist Snuff: $0.36/ounce

Loose Leaf Tobacco: Varies

E-Cigarettes: 
$0.066/milliliter

(all taxes effective July 1, 2020)

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
-Schools; state parks-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: VIRGINIA

Key Points: 

  • Virginia’s vaping industry provided more than $632 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 2,762 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Virginia exceeded $12 million in 2016.

  • As of January 7, 2020, VDH has reported 99 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, including one death. VDH does not offer up-to-date information on age, gender or substances vaped. VDH earns a D for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2017, only 1.9 percent of Virginia high school students reported daily vapor use. Only 6.2 percent who had used e-cigarettes reported “flavors” as a reason for e-cigarette use. More data is needed.  

  • Only 3 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Virginia resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • Virginia spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Virginia dedicated only $10.8 million on tobacco control, or 3 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

VIRGINIA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN VIRGINIA

 
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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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