Did your state make the grade?
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding Smokefree Air Tobacco Taxes Access to Cessation Services Flavored Tobacco Products
F C F D F
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding F
Smokefree Air C
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 Louisiana's elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Strengthen the existing statewide smokefree law to include bar and casino worker protections;
  2. Ensure smokefree protections for all bars and casino workers in all municipalities; and
  3. Sustain tobacco prevention and cessation funding.

Louisiana Information

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

Louisiana 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:$5,536,246
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,635,696*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$7,171,942
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$59,600,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:12.0%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$442,400,000

*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 C
Government Workplaces:Prohibited
Private Workplaces:Prohibited
Schools:Prohibited
Childcare Facilities:Prohibited
Restaurants:Prohibited
Bars:No provision
Casinos/Gaming Establishments:Restricted (tribal establishments not subject to state law)
Retail Stores:Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities:Prohibited
E-Cigarettes Included:Only in and on grounds of K-12 Schools
Penalties:Yes
Enforcement:Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out:No

Citation: LA REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 40:1291.1 to 1291.24 (2015).

*Note: The Smokefree Air grade only examines state tobacco control law and does not reflect local smokefree ordinances. Louisiana has made great strides in protecting people from secondhand smoke by passing comprehensive local smokefree ordinances that cover 33.5% of the state's population.

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Tobacco Taxes

Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade F
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$1.08
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: No
Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on E-Cigarettes:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes

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Access to Cessation Services

Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade D
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:Some barriers exist to access care
State Quitline:
Investment per Smoker:$1.69*; the median investment per smoker is $2.41
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:Insurance Commissioner bulletin
Tobacco Surcharge:No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

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

*Investment per smoker includes funding from the Smoking Cessation Trust. The Smoking Cessation Trust offers additional cessation services to some Louisiana residents beyond what is included in the Quitline.

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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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