Did your state make the grade?
  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Flavored Tobacco Products


The American Lung Association calls for the following actions to be taken by Arizona's elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:
1. Enact a statewide tobacco retailer licensing system;
2. Oppose all forms of statewide preemption for sales or use of tobacco products; and
3. Increase state funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2021 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $18,500,000
  • FY2021 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,638,540*
  • FY2021 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $20,138,540
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $64,400,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 31.3%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $425,400,000

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

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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
  • 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: No

Citation: ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 36-601.01 & AZ ADMIN RULES §§ R9-2-101 to R9-2-112 (2007).

Overall Grade:

A

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes

  • $2.00
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 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: 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: No barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $2.15; the median investment per smoker is $2.28

Other Cessation Provisions:

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

Citation: See Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade:

D

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Flavored Tobacco Products

Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products:

  • No state law or regulation

Overall Grade:

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