Tobacco Prevention Control and Spending
- FY2013 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $2,814,700
- FY2013 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,043,020*
- FY2013 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,857,720
- CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $16,900,000
- Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 28.7%
*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Thumbs up for Idaho for increasing its funding for tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives by about $1.6 million this year.
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions
- Government Workplaces: Prohibited
- Private Workplaces: Restricted
- Schools: Prohibited
- Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
- Restaurants: Prohibited
- Bars: No provision
- Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
- Retail Stores: Prohibited
- Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
- Penalties: Yes
- Enforcement: Yes
- Preemption: No
Citation: IDAHO CODE §§ 39-5501 et seq. (2007).
- Tax rate per pack of 20: 57 cents
Overview of State Cessation Coverage
State Medicaid Program:
- Medications: Covers all 7 recommended cessation medications*
- Counseling: No coverage
- Barriers to Coverage: Annual limit on quit attempts, prior authorization required, use of counseling required to get medications and dollar limit on benefits.
State Employee Health Plan(s):
- Medications: Covers NRT Gum, NRT Patch, NRT Lozenge, NRT Nasal spray, NRT Inhaler, Varenicline (Chantix) and Bupropion (Zyban)
- Counseling: Covers phone and online counseling
- Barriers to Coverage: Co-payment required for medications and dollar limit for benefits
- Investment Per Smoker: $3.80; CDC recommends an investment of $10.53/smoker
Other Cessation Provisions:
- Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
Citation: See State Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.
* The 7 recommended cessation medications are: NRT Gum, NRT Patch, NRT Nasal Spray, NRT Inhaler, NRT Lozenge, Varenicline (Chantix) and Bupropion (Zyban).