Did YOUR state make the grade? INDIANA

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • C

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association calls for the following actions to be taken by Indiana's elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Enact stronger enforcement and penalties for tobacco retailers that violate the law;
  2. Prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products;
  3. Raise the cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with e-cigarettes taxed at an equivalent rate;
  4. Pass a comprehensive smokefree air law that covers bars, clubs, and gaming venues.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2020 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $7,500,000
  • FY2020 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,960,484*
  • FY2020 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $9,460,484
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $73,500,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 12.9%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $554,700,000

*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
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Restricted*
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited (retail tobacco and cigar specialty stores exempt)
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • E-Cigarettes Included: No
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption/Local Opt-Out: No

Citation: IND. CODE. §§ 7.1-5-12 et seq. (2015).

*Smoking is allowed in bars/taverns that do not employ persons under age 18 and do not allow persons under age 21 to enter.

Note: The Smokefree Air grade only examines state tobacco control law and does not reflect local smokefree ordinances. Indiana has made great strides in protecting people from secondhand smoke by passing comprehensive local smokefree ordinances that cover 32.3% of the state's population.

Overall Grade:

C

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Tobacco Taxes

99.5 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: N/A; Weight-Based: N/A

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: Substantial 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: $1.42; the median investment per smoker is $2.14

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Tobacco surcharge for Medicaid enrollees

Citation: See Indiana 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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F

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