Grade: F

Tobacco Prevention Control and Spending

  • FY2013 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $19,600,000
  • FY2013 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,807,799*
  • FY2013 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $21,407,799
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $58,400,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 36.7%

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


Grade: A

Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited (workplaces with two or fewer employees exempt)
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited (workplaces with two or fewer employees exempt)
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption: No

Citation: MINN. STAT. §§ 144.411 to 144.417 (2007).


Grade: C

Cigarette Tax

  • Tax rate per pack of 20: $1.60

    ** Tax rate changes annually on January 1, increased by 1.4 cents this year.


Grade: F

Cessation

Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Covers all 7 recommended cessation medications*
  • Counseling: Covers individual and group counseling
  • Barriers to Coverage: Minimal co-payments required

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Covers all 7 recommended cessation medications*
  • Counseling: Covers phone and online counseling
  • Barriers to Coverage: Limits on duration, annual limit on quit attempts and use of counseling required to get medications

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $1.32; 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, Chantix and Zyban.

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

American Lung Association in Minnesota
490 Concordia Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
651 227 8014
www.lung.org/minnesota