Tobacco Prevention Control and Spending
- FY2013 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $8,933,769
- FY2013 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $898,291*
- FY2013 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $9,832,060
- CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $15,200,000
- Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 64.7%
*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions
- Government Workplaces: Prohibited
- Private Workplaces: Prohibited
- Schools: Prohibited
- Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
- Restaurants: Prohibited
- Bars: Prohibited
- Casinos/Gaming Establishments: N/A
- Retail Stores: Prohibited
- Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
- Penalties: Yes
- Enforcement: Yes
- Preemption: No
Citation: HAW. REV. STAT. §§ 328J-1 to 328J-15 (2009).
- Tax rate per pack of 20: $3.20
Overview of State Cessation Coverage
State Medicaid Program:
- Medications: All health plans cover NRT Patch and NRT Gum; coverage of NRT Lozenge, NRT Nasal spray, NRT Inhaler, Bupropion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix) varies by health plan
- Counseling: All health plans required to cover counseling; type of counseling covered varies by plan
- Barriers to Coverage: Barriers to coverage vary by health plan*
State Employee Health Plan(s):
- Medications: Data not reported
- Counseling: Data not reported
- Barriers to Coverage: Data not reported
- Investment Per Smoker: $9.04; 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.
Grading Note: Due to current data on tobacco cessation coverage for state employees being unavailable, Hawaii was graded based on cessation coverage under Medicaid and quitline investment per smoker only.
* Barriers could include: Limits on duration, annual or lifetime limits on quit attempts, requiring prior authorization, requiring co-payments, requiring using one or more cessation treatments before using others and/or requiring the use of counseling to receive medications.