Tobacco use in Idaho 2017
- In 2015, the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults in Idaho was 13.8%. Nationally, the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults was 17.5%.
- In 2015, 9.7% of high school students (10.1% of male high school students and 9.3% of female high school students) in Idaho smoked cigarettes on at least one day in the past 30 days. Nationally, 10.8% of high school students smoked cigarettes on at least one day in the past 30 days.
OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCT USE
- The prevalence of smokeless tobacco use among adults in Idaho was 5.0% in 2014.
- In 2015, 8.3% of high school students in Idaho used chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip on at least one day in the past 30 days. Nationally, 7.3% of high school students used smokeless tobacco on at least one day in the past 30 days.
- In 2015, 8.2% of high school students in Idaho smoked cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars on at least one day in the past 30 days. Nationally, 10.3% of high school students smoked cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars on at least one day in the past 30 days.
- In 2015, 24.8% of high school students in Idaho used electronic vapor products on at least one day in the past 30 days. Nationally, 24.1% of high school students used electronic vapor products on at least one day in the past 30 days.
ECONOMICS OF TOBACCO USE AND TOBACCO CONTROL
- In FY2017, Idaho allocated $2.9 million in state funds to tobacco prevention, which is 18.4% of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Annual Spending Target.
- Idaho received an estimated $77.5 million in tobacco settlement payments and taxes in FY2017.
- The health care costs in Idaho, directly caused by smoking, amount to $508 million annually.
- Idaho loses $433.9 million in productivity each year due to smoking.
STATE TOBACCO LAWS
- The state tax increased to $0.57 per pack of cigarettes in June 2003. Idaho is ranked 45th in the United States for its cigarette tax. The national average cigarette tax is $1.71 per pack of cigarettes. The highest state cigarette tax is New York ($4.35) and the lowest state cigarette tax is Missouri ($0.17).
- All other tobacco products are taxed 40% of the wholesale price.
CLEAN INDOOR AIR ORDINANCES
- Smoking is prohibited in all government workplaces, schools, childcare facilities, restaurants, casinos/gaming establishments (tribal establishments are exempt), retail stores, and recreational/cultural facilities.
- Smoking restrictions are required in private workplaces.
- There are no smoking restrictions in bars.
YOUTH ACCESS LAWS
- The minimum age requirement for the purchase of tobacco products is 18, and penalties exist for both minors and merchants who violate this law.
- Only sales clerks are allowed to access tobacco products prior to sale.
- The sale to minors of electronic cigarettes is prohibited.
CESSATION STATISTICS AND BENEFITS
- The CDC estimates that 49.3% of adult every day smokers in Idaho quit smoking for one or more days in 2015.
- The Affordable Care Act requires all Medicaid programs cover all tobacco cessation medications beginning January 1, 2014.
- Idaho’s state quitline invests $7.69 per smoker; the national average investment per smoker is $3.46.
- Idaho does not have a private insurance mandate provision for cessation.