Grade: F

Tobacco Prevention Control and Spending

  • FY2013 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $1,000,000
  • FY2013 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,933,751*
  • FY2013 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $2,933,751
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $32,100,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 9.1%

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Grade: A

Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Restricted (casino floors and tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: KAN. STAT. ANN. §§ 21-4009 to 21-4014 (2011).

Grade: D

Cigarette Tax

  • Tax rate per pack of 20: 79 cents

Grade: F


Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All health plans cover NRT Patch, Bupropion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix); coverage of NRT Gum and NRT Lozenge vary by health plan
  • Counseling: Individual and group counseling covered for pregnant women only; some health plans cover phone counseling
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some health plans have limits on duration; all plans limit treatment to once per year

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Covers NRT Gum, NRT Patch, NRT Nasal Spray, NRT Inhaler, Varenicline (Chantix) and Bupropion (Zyban)
  • Counseling: Covers phone and online counseling
  • Barriers to Coverage: Co-payments required, dollar limits on benefits and duration limit for NRT medications

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.82; 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.

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To get involved with the American Lung Association, please contact:

American Lung Association in Kansas
6701 W. 64th Street, Suite 110
Overland Park, KS 66202
913 912 7190