Last updated December 04, 2012
|State Spending on Tobacco Prevention||$9.3 million||$10.1 million|
|% of CDC Recommended Spending
Tobacco Generated Revenue (FY2013)
CDC Recommended Spending on Tobacco Prevention
Actual Spending on Tobacco Prevention (FY2013)
Summary: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Indiana spend $78.8 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Indiana currently allocates $9.3 million a year for tobacco prevention and cessation. This is 11.8% of the CDC’s recommendation and ranks Indiana 26th among the states in the funding of tobacco prevention programs. Indiana’s spending on tobacco prevention amounts to 1.6% of the estimated $590 million in tobacco-generated revenue the state collects each year from settlement payments and tobacco taxes.
Background and Recent Developments: In FY2013, $9.3 million was allocated for the state tobacco prevention and cessation program, slightly less than was allocated in FY2012.
In 2011, Indiana lawmakers eliminated the highly successful Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation agency (ITPC) and transferred all of its assets to the Indiana State Department of Health. On July 1, 2011 ITPC became part of the State Health Department as the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission.
In addition, Indiana is receiving $2.4 million in federal funds dedicated to tobacco prevention and control:
$1.0 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a 12-month grant for the period beginning April 2012 (from annual appropriations).
$541,840 from the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the new health care reform law for the period beginning August 1, 2012.
$818,938 from the Food and Drug Administration for enforcement of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, including the provision regarding tobacco sales to minors.