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

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

  1. Create tax parity between all tobacco products;
  2. Protect Tobacco Prevention and Control Program funding; and
  3. Raise Wisconsin's legal age of sale for tobacco products to 21.

Wisconsin Information

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

Wisconsin 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:$5,315,000
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,588,681*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$6,903,681
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$57,500,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:12.0%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$747,400,000

*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:$5,315,000
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,588,681*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$6,903,681
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$57,500,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:12.0%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$747,400,000

*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
Private Workplaces:Prohibited
Schools:Prohibited
Childcare Facilities:Prohibited
Restaurants:Prohibited
Bars:Prohibited (allowed in existing tobacco bars)
Casinos/Gaming Establishments:Prohibited (tribal establishments not subject to state law)
Retail Stores:Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities:Prohibited
E-Cigarettes Included:No
Penalties:Yes
Enforcement:Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out:Limited

Citation: WI STAT. ANN. § 101.123 (2010).

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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 (allowed in existing tobacco bars)
Casinos/Gaming Establishments:Prohibited (tribal establishments not subject to state law)
Retail Stores:Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities:Prohibited
E-Cigarettes Included:No
Penalties:Yes
Enforcement:Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out:Limited

Citation: WI STAT. ANN. § 101.123 (2010).

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Tobacco Taxes

Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade D
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$2.52
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: No; Weight-Based: Yes

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Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade D
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$2.52
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: No; Weight-Based: Yes

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Access to Cessation Services

Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade F
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:Some counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:No barriers exist to access coverage
Medicaid Expansion:No
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:$0.88; the median investment per smoker is $2.41
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:No provision
Tobacco Surcharge:Medicaid enrollees are subject to a tobacco surcharge

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

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade F
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:Some counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:No barriers exist to access coverage
Medicaid Expansion:No
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:$0.88; the median investment per smoker is $2.41
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:No provision
Tobacco Surcharge:Medicaid enrollees are subject to a tobacco surcharge

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

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Thumbs up to Wisconsin for removing all barriers for Medicaid enrollees to access cessation treatments.

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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