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

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

  1. End the sale of all flavored tobacco products;
  2. Remove barriers to and expand reimbursement for tobacco cessation treatment; and
  3. Protect and increase state investments in tobacco prevention and treatment.

Minnesota Information

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

Minnesota 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:$12,891,875
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,596,128*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$14,488,003
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$52,900,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:27.4%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$723,400,000

*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:$12,891,875
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,596,128*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$14,488,003
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$52,900,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:27.4%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$723,400,000

*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 A
Government Workplaces:Prohibited (workplaces with two or fewer employees exempt)
Private Workplaces:Prohibited (workplaces with two or fewer employees exempt)
Schools:Prohibited
Childcare Facilities:Prohibited
Restaurants:Prohibited
Bars:Prohibited
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:No

Citation: MINN. STAT. §§ 144.411 to 144.417 (2019).

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

Overall Grade A
Government Workplaces:Prohibited (workplaces with two or fewer employees exempt)
Private Workplaces:Prohibited (workplaces with two or fewer employees exempt)
Schools:Prohibited
Childcare Facilities:Prohibited
Restaurants:Prohibited
Bars:Prohibited
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:No

Citation: MINN. STAT. §§ 144.411 to 144.417 (2019).

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Tobacco Taxes

Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade B
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$3.04
Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
Tax on Little Cigars:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on Large Cigars:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Tax on Smokeless Tobacco:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on E-Cigarettes:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No

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Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade B
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$3.04
Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
Tax on Little Cigars:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on Large Cigars:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Tax on Smokeless Tobacco:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on E-Cigarettes:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No

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Access to Cessation Services

Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade A
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:Most medications are covered
Counseling:Most counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:Minimal barriers exist to access care
Medicaid Expansion:Yes
State Employee Health Plan(s):
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:All 3 types of counseling are covered
Barriers to Coverage:Minimal barriers exist to access care
State Quitline:
Investment per Smoker:$5.39; 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 Minnesota Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade A
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:Most medications are covered
Counseling:Most counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:Minimal barriers exist to access care
Medicaid Expansion:Yes
State Employee Health Plan(s):
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:All 3 types of counseling are covered
Barriers to Coverage:Minimal barriers exist to access care
State Quitline:
Investment per Smoker:$5.39; 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 Minnesota 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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