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Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding Smokefree Air Tobacco Taxes Access to Cessation Services Flavored Tobacco Products
F B F D F
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding F
Smokefree Air B
Tobacco Taxes F
Access to Cessation Services D
Flavored Tobacco Products F

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

  1. Reinstate local control of the marketing, sale and delivery of tobacco and nicotine products to local government;
  2. Institute strong regulation and licensing of all tobacco retailers, including electronic cigarette retailers, with annual compliance and enforcement; and
  3. Ensuring smokefree protections for all workers and residents, including those who work in bar establishments.

Florida Information

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Florida Information

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

Highlights Laws & Policies
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding
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Thumbs up for Florida for constitutionally protecting the allocation of tobacco settlement dollars to its tobacco control program, so a consistent and increasing investment can be made.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

   
Overall Grade F
FY2023 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs:$77,686,078
FY2023 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$2,883,131*
FY2023 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$80,569,209
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $194,200,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 41.5%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $1,452,700,000

*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
FY2023 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs:$77,686,078
FY2023 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$2,883,131*
FY2023 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$80,569,209
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $194,200,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 41.5%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $1,452,700,000

*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 B
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Restricted*
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments not subject to state law)
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
E-Cigarettes Included: Yes
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out: Yes

Citation: FLA. STAT. ch. 386.201 et seq. (2019).

* Smoking is allowed in bars that make 10% or less of their sales from food.

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

Overall Grade B
Government Workplaces: Prohibited
Private Workplaces: Prohibited
Schools: Prohibited
Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
Restaurants: Prohibited
Bars: Restricted*
Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments not subject to state law)
Retail Stores: Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
E-Cigarettes Included: Yes
Penalties: Yes
Enforcement: Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out: Yes

Citation: FLA. STAT. ch. 386.201 et seq. (2019).

* Smoking is allowed in bars that make 10% or less of their sales from food.

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Tobacco Taxes

Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade F
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$1.34
Tax on little cigars:Equalized: N/A; Weight-Based: N/A
Tax on large cigars:Equalized: N/A; Weight-Based: N/A
Tax on smokeless tobacco:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
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:$1.34
Tax on little cigars:Equalized: N/A; Weight-Based: N/A
Tax on large cigars:Equalized: N/A; Weight-Based: N/A
Tax on smokeless tobacco:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
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 D
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:Some medications are covered
Counseling: Some 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:$4.25; the median investment per smoker is $2.37
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:No provision
Tobacco Surcharge:No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

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

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

         
Overall Grade D
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:Some medications are covered
Counseling: Some 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:$4.25; the median investment per smoker is $2.37
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:No provision
Tobacco Surcharge:No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Florida 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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