WEST VIRGINIA

Analysis and insight on tobacco and vapor

products in the Mountain State

Excise Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.20/pack

• Other Tobacco Products:

12% Wholesale Price

E-Cigarettes: $0.075/milliliter

E-Cigarettes Defined as Tobacco Products?

-Yes-

E-Cigarettes Included in Smoking Bans?

-Schools; state-owned vehicles-

 

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION 101: WEST VIRGINIA

Key Points: 

  • West Virginia’s vaping industry provided more than $132 million in economic activity in 2018 while generating 717 direct vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in West Virginia exceeded $4 million in 2016.

  • As of December 5, 2019, WVBPH has reported 10 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, noting that 80 percent of patients report vaping THC. WVBPH earns an A for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.

  • In 2017, only 2.5 percent of West Virginia high school students reported daily vapor use. More data is needed.  

  • Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks in West Virginia resulted in sales of e-cigarettes to minors from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

  • West Virginia spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, West Virginia dedicated $0 on tobacco control, despite receiving $238 million in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.

 

WEST VIRGINIA TOBACCO AND VAPOR MONIES

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ECONOMIC BURDEN OF SMOKING IN

WEST 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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