Grade Summary: South Dakota

Grade: F

Tobacco Prevention Control and Spending

  • FY2013 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $3,999,830
  • FY2013 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $963,055*
  • FY2013 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $4,962,885
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $11,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 43.9%

*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: B

Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (smoking of certain tobacco products allowed in certain bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: No provision
  • Preemption: Yes*

Citation: S.D. CODIFIED LAWS §§ 34-46-13 to 34-46-19 (2010).

*If preemption were repealed, South Dakota's grade would be an "A."

Grade: C

Cigarette Tax

  • Tax rate per pack of 20: $1.53

Grade: D


Overview of State Cessation Coverage

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: Covers Varenicline (Chantix) and Bupropion (Zyban)
  • Counseling: Individual counseling covered for pregnant women only
  • Barriers to Coverage: Minimal co-payments required

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Covers Bupropion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix)
  • Counseling: Covers phone and online counseling
  • Barriers to Coverage: Lifetime limit on quit attempts and co-payments required

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $13.28; 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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Thumbs up for South Dakota for exceeding the CDC-recommended investment per smoker for its state quitline.

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

American Lung Association in South Dakota
108 East 38th St., Suite 600
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605 336 7222