Did YOUR state make the grade? IDAHO

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • C

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Tobacco 21

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

  1. Expand the state's legal definition of tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes and emerging products;
  2. Require the licensing of all tobacco retailers, include e-cigarette retailers; and
  3. Increase funding for tobacco prevention and control programs.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2020 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $3,735,500
  • FY2020 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $998,104*
  • FY2020 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,733,604
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $15,600,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 30.3%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $77,400,000

*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: Restricted
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: No provision
  • 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: IDAHO CODE §§ 39-5501 et seq. (2007).

*Note: The Smokefree Air grade only examines state tobacco control law and does not reflect local smokefree ordinances. Idaho has made great strides in protecting people from secondhand smoke by passing comprehensive local smokefree ordinances that cover 13.2% of the state's population.

Overall Grade:

C

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Tobacco Taxes

57 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: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • 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: Limited 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: No counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $3.74; the median investment per smoker is $2.14

Other Cessation Provisions:

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

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

Overall Grade:

D

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 18

Overall Grade:

F

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