Did YOUR state make the grade? WISCONSIN

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • D

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

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

  1. Ensure enforcement of the federal law that raises the legal age of sale for tobacco products to 21;
  2. Add e-cigarettes to the smokefree air law; and
  3. Require all tobacco products to be placed behind the counter or in a locked cabinet.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2020 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,300,000
  • FY2020 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,827,190*
  • FY2020 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $8,127,190
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $57,500,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 14.1%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $757,800,000

*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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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
  • E-Cigarettes Included: No
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption/Local Opt-Out: Limited

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

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A

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Tobacco 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: No; Weight-Based: Yes

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: No barriers exist to access coverage
  • Medicaid Expansion: No

State Employee Health Plan(s):

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

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $2.14; the median investment per smoker is $2.14

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Medicaid enrollees are subject to a tobacco surcharge

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

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18

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