Did your state make the grade?
  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • D

    Tobacco Taxes

  • F

    Access to Cessation Services

  • F

    Flavored Tobacco Products


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.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2021 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,315,000
  • FY2021 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,546,344*
  • FY2021 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $6,861,344
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $57,500,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 11.9%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $741,100,000

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

Overall Grade:

F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • 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 exempt)
  • 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).

Overall Grade:

A

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Tobacco Taxes

Cigarette Taxes

  • $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 Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: Yes

Overall Grade:

D

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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 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 coverage

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.28; the median investment per smoker is $2.28

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
  • Tobacco Surcharge: Medicaid enrollees are subject to a tobacco surcharge

Citation: See Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

Overall Grade:

F

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

Flavored Tobacco Products

Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products:

  • No state law or regulation

Overall Grade:

F

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