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  • D

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • D

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Wyoming calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Support and implement a $1.00 increase in the tobacco tax
  2. Increase/maintain funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs; and
  3. Adopt a statewide, comprehensive smokefree law.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $3,702,087
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $848,756*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,550,843
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $8,500,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 53.5%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $41,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: D

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: No provision
  • Childcare Facilities: No provision
  • Restaurants: No provision
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: No provision
  • Penalties: No
  • Enforcement: No
  • Preemption: No

Citation: Wyoming State Govt. Non-Smoking Policy (1989).

Overall Grade: F

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

60 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: No counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $11.01; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Wyoming Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: F

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $3,702,087
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $848,756*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,550,843
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $8,500,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 53.5%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $41,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: No provision
  • Childcare Facilities: No provision
  • Restaurants: No provision
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: No provision
  • Penalties: No
  • Enforcement: No
  • Preemption: No

Citation: Wyoming State Govt. Non-Smoking Policy (1989).

Tobacco Taxes Tobacco Taxes
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Cigarette Taxes:

60 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: No counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $11.01; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Wyoming Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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Wisconsin

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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • D

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • D

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Wisconsin calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Pass legislation that places ALL tobacco products behind the counter or in a locked cabinet
  2. Lay the groundwork for future passage of Tobacco 21 legislation; and
  3. Pass legislation requiring all school districts to have a comprehensive e-cigarette policy that prohibits use on school grounds.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,300,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,722,344*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $8,022,344
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $57,500,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 14.0%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $791,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in existing tobacco bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Limited

Citation: WI STAT. ANN. § 101.123 (2010).

Overall Grade: A

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

$2.52

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Overall Grade: D

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Limited barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: No barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $1.37; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Wisconsin Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: F

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,300,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,722,344*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $8,022,344
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $57,500,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 14.0%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $791,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in existing tobacco bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Limited

Citation: WI STAT. ANN. § 101.123 (2010).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$2.52

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
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Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Limited barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: No barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $1.37; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Wisconsin Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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West Virginia

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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • C

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • C

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in West Virginia calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Restoration of West Virginia state funding for tobacco prevention and cessation
  2. Protect clean indoor air regulations as they currently exist throughout the state; and
  3. Increase tobacco excise tax to be in line with the national average.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $0
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,946,513*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,946,513
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $27,400,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 7.1%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $332,000,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Prohibited (public schools only)
  • Childcare Facilities: Restricted
  • Restaurants: No provision
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: No provision
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: No
  • Preemption: No

Citation: W. VA. CODE §§ 16-9A-4 (1987) & 31-20-5b (1997); WV Div. of Personnel Policy, Smoking Restrictions in the Workplace (2004); WV CSR §§ 64-21-10 (1997), 64-21-20 (1997) & 126-66-1 et seq. (1998).

*Note: West Virginia has 65.1% of the state's population covered by comprehensive local smokefree workplace regulations. If a state has more than 50% of its population covered by local smokefree ordinances/regulations, the state is graded based on population covered by those local ordinances/regulations rather than the statewide law.

Overall Grade: C

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

$1.20

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $2.21; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See West Virginia Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: D

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $0
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,946,513*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,946,513
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $27,400,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 7.1%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $332,000,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Thumbs down for West Virginia for completely eliminating funding for its state tobacco control program.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Prohibited (public schools only)
  • Childcare Facilities: Restricted
  • Restaurants: No provision
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: No provision
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: No
  • Preemption: No

Citation: W. VA. CODE §§ 16-9A-4 (1987) & 31-20-5b (1997); WV Div. of Personnel Policy, Smoking Restrictions in the Workplace (2004); WV CSR §§ 64-21-10 (1997), 64-21-20 (1997) & 126-66-1 et seq. (1998).

*Note: West Virginia has 65.1% of the state's population covered by comprehensive local smokefree workplace regulations. If a state has more than 50% of its population covered by local smokefree ordinances/regulations, the state is graded based on population covered by those local ordinances/regulations rather than the statewide law.

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Overall Grade: F

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.20

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
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Overall Grade: D

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $2.21; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See West Virginia Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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Washington

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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • C

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • C

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Washington calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Raise the minimum legal sale age for tobacco products to 21 years of age
  2. Increase funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs; and
  3. Maintain the comprehensive smokefree air law.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $1,406,388
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,725,427*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,131,815
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $63,600,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 6.5%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $563,000,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: WASH. REV. CODE §§ 70.160.010 et seq. (2005).

Overall Grade: A

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

$3.025

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
Overall Grade: C

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Significant barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Data not provided*
  • Counseling: Data not provided*
  • Barriers to Coverage: Data not provided"

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.42; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Washington Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

*Current data on tobacco cessation coverage for state employees was not provided this year, therefore zero points were awarded in the State Employee Health Plans subcategory

Overall Grade: F

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $1,406,388
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,725,427*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,131,815
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $63,600,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 6.5%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $563,000,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: WASH. REV. CODE §§ 70.160.010 et seq. (2005).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$3.025

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
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Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Significant barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Data not provided*
  • Counseling: Data not provided*
  • Barriers to Coverage: Data not provided"

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.42; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Washington Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

*Current data on tobacco cessation coverage for state employees was not provided this year, therefore zero points were awarded in the State Employee Health Plans subcategory

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  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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Virginia

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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Virginia calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Increase the cigarette excise tax by at least $1.00 per pack
  2. Create parity between taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products; and
  3. Fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recommended level.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $8,517,532
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,482,143*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $10,999,675
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $91,600,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 12.0%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $314,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Prohibited (public schools only)
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited (excludes home-based child care providers)
  • Restaurants: Restricted
  • Bars: Restricted
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: Restricted
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Restricted
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: VA. CODE ANN. §§ 15.2-2820 to 15.2-2828 (2009).

Overall Grade: F

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Cigarette Taxes:

30 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.39; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Virginia Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: F

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $8,517,532
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,482,143*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $10,999,675
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $91,600,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 12.0%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $314,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Prohibited (public schools only)
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited (excludes home-based child care providers)
  • Restaurants: Restricted
  • Bars: Restricted
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: Restricted
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Restricted
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: VA. CODE ANN. §§ 15.2-2820 to 15.2-2828 (2009).

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Cigarette Taxes:

30 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.39; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Virginia Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • D

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • B

    Tobacco Taxes

  • B

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • D

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • B

    Tobacco Taxes

  • B

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Vermont calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Increase fiscal year 2019 funding for Vermont's comprehensive tobacco control program to $3.8 million;
  2. Raise the legal age for sale of tobacco products to 21; and
  3. Require landlords to disclose smoking policies in building to prospective renters.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $3,563,252
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,255,554*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,818,806
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $8,400,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 57.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $106,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: D

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: VT STAT. ANN. tit. 18, §§ 28-1421 to 28-1428 & 37-1741 et seq. (2014).

Overall Grade: A

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

$3.08

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
Overall Grade: B

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $5.27; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Prohibits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Vermont Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: B

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
Overall Grade: F

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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $3,563,252
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,255,554*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,818,806
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $8,400,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 57.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $106,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: VT STAT. ANN. tit. 18, §§ 28-1421 to 28-1428 & 37-1741 et seq. (2014).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$3.08

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
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Overall Grade: B

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $5.27; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Prohibits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Vermont Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18

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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • C

    Access to Cessation Services

  • D

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • C

    Access to Cessation Services

  • D

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Utah calls for the following three actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Maintain or increase funding for state's tobacco prevention and control program
  2. Increase the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products to 21; and
  3. Raise Utah's tobacco tax to encourage an even further reduction in tobacco use.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $7,215,800
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,105,814*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $8,321,614
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $19,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 43.1%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $144,600,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: UTAH CODE ANN. §§ 26-38-1 et seq. (2012).

Overall Grade: A

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

$1.70

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $6.62; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Insurance Commissioner bulletin
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Utah Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: C

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 19
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $7,215,800
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,105,814*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $8,321,614
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $19,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 43.1%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $144,600,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: UTAH CODE ANN. §§ 26-38-1 et seq. (2012).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.70

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
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Overall Grade: C

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $6.62; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Insurance Commissioner bulletin
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Utah Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 19
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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Texas calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Restore funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs that was significantly cut in years 2018 and 2019
  2. Continue to pass comprehensive local smokefree ordinances to builds towards a statewide smokefree law; and
  3. Increasing the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products to 21.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $4,426,017
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,526,373*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $8,952,390
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $264,100,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 3.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $1,908,200,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: No provision
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Restricted
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: No provision
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Restricted
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 48.01 (2015); TX EDUC. CODE § 38.006 (2015); and TX ADMIN. CODE tit. 40, Part 19, Subchapter S, Div. 1 §§ 746.3703(d) (1995) & 747.3503(d) (1990).

*Note: The Smokefree Air grade only examines state tobacco control law and does not reflect local smokefree ordinances. Texas has made great strides in protecting people from secondhand smoke by passing comprehensive local smokefree ordinances that cover 39.9% of the state's population.

Overall Grade: F

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

$1.41

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.63; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Texas Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: F

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $4,426,017
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,526,373*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $8,952,390
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $264,100,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 3.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $1,908,200,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Thumbs down for Texas for cutting funding for its state tobacco control program by close to $5.8 million this fiscal year.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: No provision
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Restricted
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: No provision
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Restricted
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 48.01 (2015); TX EDUC. CODE § 38.006 (2015); and TX ADMIN. CODE tit. 40, Part 19, Subchapter S, Div. 1 §§ 746.3703(d) (1995) & 747.3503(d) (1990).

*Note: The Smokefree Air grade only examines state tobacco control law and does not reflect local smokefree ordinances. Texas has made great strides in protecting people from secondhand smoke by passing comprehensive local smokefree ordinances that cover 39.9% of the state's population.

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.41

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.63; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Texas Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • C

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  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • C

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Tennessee calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Increase the tobacco tax by $1.00 per pack or more
  2. Repeal preemption to allow local communities to pass stronger smokefree ordinances; and
  3. Pass legislation to make tobacco cessation medications and counseling covered under Medicaid barrier free.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $6,223,220
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,506,829*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $7,730,049
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $75,600,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 10.2%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $428,700,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited (non-public workplaces with three or fewer employees exempt)
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Restricted*
  • Bars: Restricted*
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: TENN. CODE ANN. §§ 39-17-1801 to 39-17-1810 (2008).

*Smoking is allowed in restaurants and bars that do not allow persons under 21 to enter at any time.

Overall Grade: C

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Cigarette Taxes:

62 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Minimal counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.43; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Tennessee Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: F

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
Overall Grade: F

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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $6,223,220
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,506,829*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $7,730,049
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $75,600,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 10.2%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $428,700,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overall Grade: C

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited (non-public workplaces with three or fewer employees exempt)
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Restricted*
  • Bars: Restricted*
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: TENN. CODE ANN. §§ 39-17-1801 to 39-17-1810 (2008).

*Smoking is allowed in restaurants and bars that do not allow persons under 21 to enter at any time.

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Cigarette Taxes:

62 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
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Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Minimal counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.43; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Tennessee Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • B

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • B

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in South Dakota calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Increase the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products
  2. Raise the age of sale for all tobacco products to 21 years old; and
  3. Protect South Dakota's comprehensive smokefree workplace law.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $4,500,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $880,166*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $5,380,166
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $11,700,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 46.0%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $87,600,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (smoking of certain tobacco products allowed in certain bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes*

Citation: S.D. CODIFIED LAWS §§ 34-46-13 to 34-46-19 (2010).

*If preemption were repealed, South Dakota's grade would be an "A."

Overall Grade: B

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.53

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Limited medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $16.34; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See South Dakota Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: F

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
Overall Grade: F

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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $4,500,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $880,166*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $5,380,166
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $11,700,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 46.0%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $87,600,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overall Grade: B

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (smoking of certain tobacco products allowed in certain bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes*

Citation: S.D. CODIFIED LAWS §§ 34-46-13 to 34-46-19 (2010).

*If preemption were repealed, South Dakota's grade would be an "A."

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.53

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
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Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Limited medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $16.34; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See South Dakota Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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South Carolina

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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • A

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • A

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in South Carolina calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Increase the price of tobacco products to reduce tobacco use among youth and adults
  2. Increase the number of comprehensive local smokefree air laws; and
  3. Increase funding for the state's tobacco prevention program.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,000,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $3,383,998*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $8,383,998
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $51,000,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 16.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $243,800,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Restricted
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: No provision
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A (tribal casinos only)
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Restricted
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: S.C. CODE ANN. §§ 44-95-10 et seq. (2012).

*Note: The Smokefree Air grade only examines state law and does not reflect local smokefree ordinances. South Carolina has made great strides in protecting people from secondhand smoke by passing comprehensive local smokefree ordinances that cover 32.1% of the state's population.

Overall Grade: F

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

57 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Minimal barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $6.68; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See South Carolina Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: A

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
Overall Grade: F

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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,000,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $3,383,998*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $8,383,998
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $51,000,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 16.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $243,800,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Restricted
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: No provision
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A (tribal casinos only)
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Restricted
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: S.C. CODE ANN. §§ 44-95-10 et seq. (2012).

*Note: The Smokefree Air grade only examines state law and does not reflect local smokefree ordinances. South Carolina has made great strides in protecting people from secondhand smoke by passing comprehensive local smokefree ordinances that cover 32.1% of the state's population.

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Cigarette Taxes:

57 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
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Overall Grade: A

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Minimal barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $6.68; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See South Carolina Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • B

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • B

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Rhode Island calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Raise the minimum age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21
  2. Increase funding to the Rhode Island Department of Health's tobacco control program; and
  3. Increase the amount of local tobacco retail ordinances on: raising the age to 21, retailer licensing, flavor restrictions, product placement and couponing/promotions restrictions.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $375,622
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,079,205*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,454,827
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $12,800,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 19.2%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $195,500,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in smoking bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Restricted
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: R.I. GEN. LAWS §§ 23-20.10-1 et seq. (2015).

Overall Grade: A

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Cigarette Taxes:

$4.25

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes

*On August 1, 2017, the cigarette tax increased from $3.75 to $4.25 per pack.

Overall Grade: B

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $1.00; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Prohibits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Rhode Island Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: D

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $375,622
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,079,205*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,454,827
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $12,800,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 19.2%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $195,500,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in smoking bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Restricted
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: R.I. GEN. LAWS §§ 23-20.10-1 et seq. (2015).

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Overall Grade: B

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Cigarette Taxes:

$4.25

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes

*On August 1, 2017, the cigarette tax increased from $3.75 to $4.25 per pack.

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $1.00; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Prohibits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Rhode Island Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • C

    Smokefree Air

  • D

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • C

    Smokefree Air

  • D

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Support a Youth Tobacco Prevention Package to include:
    1. Increase funding for tobacco prevention and cessation;
    2. Increase the licensure fee to sell tobacco products;
    3. Increase the age of sale for tobacco products to age 21; and
  2. Remove the exemptions from the current Clean Indoor Air Act that restricts smoking in public places and workplaces.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $15,822,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $3,017,955*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $18,839,955
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $140,000,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 13.5%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $1,786,000,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Restricted
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Restricted (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: 35 PA. STAT §§ 637.1 to 637.11 (2008).

Overall Grade: C

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Cigarette Taxes:

$2.60

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: N/A
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
Overall Grade: D

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $1.47; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Pennsylvania Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: F

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $15,822,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $3,017,955*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $18,839,955
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $140,000,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 13.5%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $1,786,000,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Restricted
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Restricted (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: 35 PA. STAT §§ 637.1 to 637.11 (2008).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$2.60

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: N/A
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
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Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $1.47; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Pennsylvania Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • C

    Access to Cessation Services

  • A

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

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  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • C

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  • A

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Oregon calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Raise tobacco taxes with a portion of the new revenue dedicated to tobacco prevention and cessation programs
  2. Secure additional funding for Oregon's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program; and
  3. Defend Oregon's Indoor Clean Air Act.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $8,150,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,165,203*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $9,315,203
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $39,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 23.7%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $353,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited (allowed in smoke shops)
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: OR. REV. STAT. §§ 433.835 to 433.990 (2015).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.33

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes

*On January 1, 2018, the cigarette tax increased from $1.32 to $1.33 per pack.

Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $2.25*; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Oregon Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

*Investment per smoker amount does not include money contributed by Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to the state quitline.

Overall Grade: C

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  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 21
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $8,150,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,165,203*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $9,315,203
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $39,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 23.7%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $353,100,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited (allowed in smoke shops)
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: OR. REV. STAT. §§ 433.835 to 433.990 (2015).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.33

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes

*On January 1, 2018, the cigarette tax increased from $1.32 to $1.33 per pack.

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $2.25*; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Oregon Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

*Investment per smoker amount does not include money contributed by Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to the state quitline.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 21

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  • D

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • D

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • B

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • D

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • D

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • B

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Oklahoma calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Maintain dedicated funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs
  2. Increase the cigarette tax by at least a $1.00 per pack; and
  3. Pass a comprehensive statewide smokefree law that protects all workers and patrons from secondhand smoke.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $22,900,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,283,271*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $24,183,271
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $42,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 57.2%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $389,500,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: D

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted (prohibited on state government property)
  • Private Workplaces: Restricted
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Restricted
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Restricted (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: OKLA. STAT. ANN. tit. 21, § 1247 & tit. 63, §§ 1-1521 et seq. (2015).

Overall Grade: D

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.03

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Limited barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $10.15; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Oklahoma Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: B

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $22,900,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,283,271*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $24,183,271
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $42,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 57.2%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $389,500,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted (prohibited on state government property)
  • Private Workplaces: Restricted
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Restricted
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Restricted (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes

Citation: OKLA. STAT. ANN. tit. 21, § 1247 & tit. 63, §§ 1-1521 et seq. (2015).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.03

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Limited barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $10.15; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Oklahoma Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in Ohio calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Pass Tobacco 21 laws to increase the minimum age of sale for tobacco products to 21 in additional cities in the state
  2. Match the tax on non-cigarette forms of tobacco like spit tobacco, cigars and hookah to the cigarette tax; and
  3. Increase funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $12,500,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,046,252*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $14,546,252
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $132,000,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 11.0%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $1,332,000,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: OHIO REV. CODE ANN §§ 3794.01 to 3794.09 (2006).

Overall Grade: A

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.60

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Limited barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.98; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Ohio Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: D

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $12,500,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,046,252*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $14,546,252
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $132,000,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 11.0%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $1,332,000,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: OHIO REV. CODE ANN §§ 3794.01 to 3794.09 (2006).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.60

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Limited barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.98; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Ohio Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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  • C

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • C

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • C

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • C

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in North Dakota calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Raise the state tobacco tax currently among the nation's lowest at 44 cents per pack
  2. Raise the age of sale for all tobacco products to 21 years old; and
  3. Replace the dollars taken from the fully-funded state tobacco control program.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,286,667
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $928,674*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $6,215,341
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $9,800,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 63.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $54,400,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: C

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: N.D. CENT. CODE §§ 23-12-9 to 23-12-11 (2013).

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Cigarette Taxes:

44 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Significant barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $7.62; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See North Dakota Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: C

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,286,667
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $928,674*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $6,215,341
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $9,800,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 63.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $54,400,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: N.D. CENT. CODE §§ 23-12-9 to 23-12-11 (2013).

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Cigarette Taxes:

44 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes

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Overall Grade: C

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Significant barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 forms of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $7.62; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See North Dakota Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • F

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in North Carolina calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Restore funding for tobacco use prevention and cessation programs, including QuitlineNC
  2. Increase the state cigarette tax by at least $1.00 per pack; and
  3. Resist attempts to weaken the smokefree restaurants and bars law and expand the law to include all public places and private worksites.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $2,100,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $3,309,154*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $5,409,154
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $99,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 5.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $450,500,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted (prohibited in state government buildings)
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Prohibited (public schools only)
  • Childcare Facilities: Restricted
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A (tribal casinos only)
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: No provision
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes (private workplaces and other specific venues)

Citation: N.C. GEN. STAT. §§ 130A-491 to 130A-498 (2010), 115C-407 (2007), 131D-4.4 (2007) & 131E-114.3 (2007).

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

45 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Minimal barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.99; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Limits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See North Carolina Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: F

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $2,100,000
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $3,309,154*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $5,409,154
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $99,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 5.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $450,500,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted (prohibited in state government buildings)
  • Private Workplaces: No provision
  • Schools: Prohibited (public schools only)
  • Childcare Facilities: Restricted
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A (tribal casinos only)
  • Retail Stores: No provision
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: No provision
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: Yes (private workplaces and other specific venues)

Citation: N.C. GEN. STAT. §§ 130A-491 to 130A-498 (2010), 115C-407 (2007), 131D-4.4 (2007) & 131E-114.3 (2007).

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Cigarette Taxes:

45 cents

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Minimal barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: Some counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.99; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Limits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See North Carolina Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • B

    Tobacco Taxes

  • C

    Access to Cessation Services

  • D

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • B

    Tobacco Taxes

  • C

    Access to Cessation Services

  • D

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in New York calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Raise the age of sale for tobacco products to 21;
  2. Restore funding to New York's Tobacco Control Program; and
  3. Expand the amount of smokefree spaces in New York.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $39,330,600
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $3,155,603*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $42,486,203
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $203,000,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 20.9%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $2,067,600,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars and allows for an economic hardship waiver)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: N.Y. [PUB. HEALTH] LAW §§ 1399-n et seq. (2003).

Overall Grade: A

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

$4.35

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
Overall Grade: B

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $2.36; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Insurance commissioner guidance
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Prohibits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See New York Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade: C

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18

*New York has 57% of the state's population covered by Tobacco 21 ordinances/regulations. If a state has more than 50% of its population covered by local ordinances/regulations, the state is graded based on population covered by those local ordinances/regulations rather than the statewide law.

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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $39,330,600
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $3,155,603*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $42,486,203
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $203,000,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 20.9%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $2,067,600,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars and allows for an economic hardship waiver)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: N.Y. [PUB. HEALTH] LAW §§ 1399-n et seq. (2003).

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Overall Grade: B

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Cigarette Taxes:

$4.35

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes

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Overall Grade: C

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $2.36; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Insurance commissioner guidance
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Prohibits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See New York Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18

*New York has 57% of the state's population covered by Tobacco 21 ordinances/regulations. If a state has more than 50% of its population covered by local ordinances/regulations, the state is graded based on population covered by those local ordinances/regulations rather than the statewide law.

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  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • B

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • B

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association in New Mexico calls for the following actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Raise the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products including snuff, chewing tobacco and cigars/cigarillos
  2. Maintain or increase funding for state's tobacco prevention and control program; and
  3. Protect New Mexicans from secondhand smoke exposure, including in multi-unit housing.
Additional Information

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,684,500
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,469,378*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $7,153,878
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $22,800,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 31.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $131,800,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade: F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited (non-public workplaces with two or fewer employees exempt)
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 24-16-1 et seq. (2007).

Overall Grade: B

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes:

$1.66

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Overall Grade: F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Significant barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Data not provided*
  • Counseling: Data not provided*
  • Barriers to Coverage: Data not provided*

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $6.60; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See New Mexico Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

*Current data on tobacco cessation coverage for state employees was not provided this year, therefore zero points were awarded in the State Employee Health Plans subcategory.

Overall Grade: D

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
Overall Grade: F

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  • FY2018 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,684,500
  • FY2018 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,469,378*
  • FY2018 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $7,153,878
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $22,800,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 31.4%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $131,800,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited (non-public workplaces with two or fewer employees exempt)
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 24-16-1 et seq. (2007).

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Cigarette Taxes:

$1.66

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
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Overall Grade: D

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Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Most medications are covered
  • Counseling: Limited counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Significant barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Data not provided*
  • Counseling: Data not provided*
  • Barriers to Coverage: Data not provided*

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $6.60; the median investment per smoker is $2.10

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See New Mexico Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

*Current data on tobacco cessation coverage for state employees was not provided this year, therefore zero points were awarded in the State Employee Health Plans subcategory.

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Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18
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