Report Summary


Food and Drug Administration Regulation of Tobacco Products

  • Rule Asserting Authority over All Tobacco Products: Proposed Rule Not Yet Issued
  • TPSAC Menthol Report Implementation: FDA Menthol Report Released for Public Comment
  • Funding for FDA Center for Tobacco Products: Full Funding Provided with No Policy Riders


Cessation Coverage

  • Medicaid Coverage: Partially Required
  • Medicare Coverage: Partially Covered
  • TRICARE Coverage: Covered
  • Federal Employee Health Benefits Coverage: Covered
  • State Health Insurance Exchanges: Partially Required


Cigarette Tax

  • Tax rate per pack of 20: $1.01


Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

  • The United States signed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first public health treaty, on May 10, 2004, but failed to submit it to the Senate for ratification.

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The American Lung Association’s annual "State of Tobacco Control" report was released nationwide on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

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Surgeon General’s Report

Despite the great progress of the past, in the last few years, tobacco control efforts have slowed and in some areas, even stalled.

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