WASHINGTON

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Evergreen State

Excise Taxes

Cigarettes and Little Cigars: $3.025/pack

Moist Snuff: Varies

• Other Cigars: 95% Taxable Value

(no more than $0.65/cigar)

E-Cigarettes: 
Greater than 5 mL: $0.09/milliliter

All other vapor products: $0.27/mL

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-No-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-Varies-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: WASHINGTON

Key Points: 

  • 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.

 

WASHINGTON TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN WASHINGTON

 
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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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