Tobacco use in Indiana
- In 2015, the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults in Indiana was 20.6%. Nationally, the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults was 17.5%.
- In 2015, 11.2% of high school students (11.7% of male high school students and 10.4% of female high school students) in Indiana 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 Indiana was 4.2% in 2014.
- In 2015, 4.6% of adults in Indiana used e-cigarettes at least one day in the past 30 days.
- In 2015, 9.4% of high school students in Indiana 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, 11.4% of high school students in Indiana 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, 23.9% of high school students in Indiana 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, Indiana allocated $5.9 million in state funds to tobacco prevention, which is 8% of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Annual Spending Target.
- Indiana received an estimated $579 million in tobacco settlement payments and taxes in FY2017.
- The health care costs in Indiana, directly caused by smoking, amount to $2.93 billion annually.
- Indiana loses $3.17 billion in productivity each year due to smoking.
STATE TOBACCO LAWS
- The state tax increased to $0.995 per pack of cigarettes in July 2007. Indiana is ranked 37th 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).
- Moist snuff is taxed $0.40 per ounce. All other tobacco products are taxed 24% of the wholesale price.
CLEAN INDOOR AIR ORDINANCES
- Smoking is prohibited in all government workplaces, private workplaces, schools, childcare facilities, restaurants, retail stores (retail tobacco and cigar specialty stores are exempt), and recreational/cultural facilities.
- Smoking restrictions are required in bars.
- There are no smoking restrictions in casinos/gaming establishments.
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.
- Establishments are required to post signs stating that sales to minors are prohibited.
- The sale to minors of electronic smoking devices, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited.
CESSATION STATISTICS AND BENEFITS
- The CDC estimates that 49.8% of adult every day smokers in Indiana 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.
- Indiana state quitline invests $1.01 per smoker; the national average investment per smoker is $3.46.
- Indiana does not have a private insurance mandate provision for cessation.