- California’s vaping industry provided more than $2.9 billion in economic activity in 2018 while generating 2,905 vaping-related jobs. Sales of disposables and prefilled cartridges in California exceeded $9.9 million in 2016.
- As of December 23, CDPH has reported 187 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and includes information on age, gender, and substances vaped. 82 percent of California patients reported vaping THC. CDPH earns an A-ranking for its reporting on vaping-related lung illnesses.
- In 2018, 10.9 percent of high school students reported past 30-day use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices. In 2017, only 1.9 percent of high school students reported daily use of vapor products. More data is needed.
- Only 2 percent of FDA retail compliance checks resulted in sales of e-cigarettes between January 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.
- California spends very little on tobacco prevention. In 2019, California dedicated only $250.4 million on tobacco control, or 8 percent of what the state received in tobacco settlement payments and taxes.