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

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

  1. Increase excise taxes on tobacco products by $1.00 per pack or more; and
  2. Eliminate the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

Utah Information

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

Utah 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 A
FY2022 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs:$14,117,140
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,256,406*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$15,373,546
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$19,300,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:79.7%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$133,600,000

*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 A
FY2022 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs:$14,117,140
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,256,406*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$15,373,546
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$19,300,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:79.7%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$133,600,000

*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
Private Workplaces:Prohibited
Schools:Prohibited
Childcare Facilities:Prohibited
Restaurants:Prohibited
Bars:Prohibited
Casinos/Gaming Establishments:N/A
Retail Stores:Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities:Prohibited
E-Cigarettes Included:Yes
Penalties:Yes
Enforcement:Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out:Yes

Citation: UTAH CODE ANN. §§ 26-38-1 et seq. (2018).

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

Overall Grade A
Government Workplaces:Prohibited
Private Workplaces:Prohibited
Schools:Prohibited
Childcare Facilities:Prohibited
Restaurants:Prohibited
Bars:Prohibited
Casinos/Gaming Establishments:N/A
Retail Stores:Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities:Prohibited
E-Cigarettes Included:Yes
Penalties:Yes
Enforcement:Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out:Yes

Citation: UTAH CODE ANN. §§ 26-38-1 et seq. (2018).

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Tobacco Taxes

Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade F
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$1.70
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: Yes
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 F
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$1.70
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: Yes
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 B
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:Some counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:Some barriers exist to access coverage
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:$5.97; the median investment per smoker is $2.41
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:Insurance Commissioner bulletin
Tobacco Surcharge:Prohibits tobacco surcharges

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

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade B
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:Some counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:Some barriers exist to access coverage
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:$5.97; the median investment per smoker is $2.41
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:Insurance Commissioner bulletin
Tobacco Surcharge:Prohibits tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Utah 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: Flavored e-cigarettes prohibited except in retail tobacco specialty businesses

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Flavored Tobacco Products

Overall Grade F
Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products: Flavored e-cigarettes prohibited except in retail tobacco specialty businesses

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