Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor
products in the Evergreen State
• Cigarettes and Little Cigars: $3.025/pack
• Moist Snuff: Varies
• Other Cigars: 95% Taxable Value
(no more than $0.65/cigar)
Greater than 5 mL: $0.09/milliliter
All other vapor products: $0.27/mL
E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?
E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: WASHINGTON
Washington’s vaping industry provided more than $483 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 1,995 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in Washington exceeded $11 million in 2016.
As of January 15, 2020, WSDH has reported 23 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, with nine patients reporting having used a THC-containing vapor product. WSDH earns an A for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.
In 2018, only 5.2 percent of Washington 10th and 12th graders reported daily e-cigarette use. More data is needed.
Only 3 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in Washington resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
Washington spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, Washington dedicated only $1.5 million on tobacco control, or less than 1 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.