Did your state make the grade?
  • D

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • D

    Smokefree Air

  • D

    Tobacco Taxes

  • A

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Flavored Tobacco Products


The American Lung Association calls for the following actions to be taken by Oklahoma's elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:
1. Repeal preemption on local government's ability to pass stronger tobacco control laws;
2. Pass legislation eliminating smoking in all public places and workplaces; and
3. Impose a license on e-cigarette retailers and tax e-cigarette products.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2021 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $21,665,601
  • FY2021 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,562,768*
  • FY2021 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $23,228,369
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $42,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 54.9%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $521,400,000

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

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Thumbs up for Oklahoma voters for rejecting State Question 814 and continuing to constitutionally protect the state's allocation of tobacco settlement dollars, so a consistent investment in tobacco prevention and cessation can be made.

Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Restricted (prohibited on state government property)
  • Private Workplaces: Restricted
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Restricted
  • Bars: No provision
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Restricted (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • E-Cigarettes Included: No
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption/Local Opt-Out: Yes

Citation: OKLA. STAT. ANN. tit. 21, § 1247 & tit. 63, §§ 1-1521 et seq. (2017).

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D

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes

  • $2.03
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 Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: N/A; Weight-Based: N/A

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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: No barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: All 7 Medications are covered
  • Counseling: Most counseling is covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $9.18; 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.

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Flavored Tobacco Products

Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products:

  • No state law or regulation

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