Did your state make the grade?
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding Smokefree Air Tobacco Taxes Access to Cessation Services Flavored Tobacco Products
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Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding F
Smokefree Air F
Tobacco Taxes F
Access to Cessation Services F
Flavored Tobacco Products F

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

  1. Implement a comprehensive tobacco retail licensing program to ensure enforcement and compliance with tobacco control statutes;
  2. Pass a comprehensive statewide smokefree law that protects all workers and patrons from secondhand smoke; and
  3. Increase funding for the Alabama tobacco prevention and control program.

Alabama Information

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Alabama Information

Learn more about your state specific legislation regarding efforts towards effective Tobacco Control.

Highlights Laws & Policies
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

Overall Grade F
FY2022 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs:$1,737,970
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,682,740*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$3,420,710
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$55,900,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:6.1%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$290,900,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

Overall Grade F
FY2022 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs:$1,737,970
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,682,740*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$3,420,710
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$55,900,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:6.1%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$290,900,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Smokefree Air

Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

Overall Grade F
Government Workplaces:Restricted
Private Workplaces:No provision
Schools:Restricted
Childcare Facilities:Restricted
Restaurants:No provision
Bars:No provision
Casinos/Gaming Establishments:No provision
Retail Stores:Restricted
Recreational/Cultural Facilities:Restricted
E-Cigarettes Included:No
Penalties:Yes
Enforcement:Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out:No

Citation: ALA. CODE §§ 22-15A-1 et seq. (2003).

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

Overall Grade F
Government Workplaces:Restricted
Private Workplaces:No provision
Schools:Restricted
Childcare Facilities:Restricted
Restaurants:No provision
Bars:No provision
Casinos/Gaming Establishments:No provision
Retail Stores:Restricted
Recreational/Cultural Facilities:Restricted
E-Cigarettes Included:No
Penalties:Yes
Enforcement:Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out:No

Citation: ALA. CODE §§ 22-15A-1 et seq. (2003).

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Tobacco Taxes

Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade F
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$0.675
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: Yes
Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
Tax on E-Cigarettes:Equalized: N/A; Weight-Based: N/A

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Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade F
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$0.675
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: Yes
Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes
Tax on E-Cigarettes:Equalized: N/A; Weight-Based: N/A

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Access to Cessation Services

Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade F
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:Some counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:Substantial barriers exist to access coverage
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 coverage
State Quitline:
Investment per Smoker:$1.18; the median investment per smoker is $2.41
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:No provision
Tobacco Surcharge:No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

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

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade F
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:Some counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:Substantial barriers exist to access coverage
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 coverage
State Quitline:
Investment per Smoker:$1.18; the median investment per smoker is $2.41
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:No provision
Tobacco Surcharge:No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

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

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Flavored Tobacco Products

Flavored Tobacco Products

Overall Grade F
Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products: No state law or regulation

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Flavored Tobacco Products

Overall Grade F
Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products: No state law or regulation

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