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STATE TOBACCO FACT SHEETS 2010

ARKANSAS

Legacy in Arkansas

STATE TOBACCO FACT SHEETS 2010 ARKANSAS Legacy in Arkansas • Legacy has awarded $787,743.39 in grants

Legacy has awarded $787,743.39 in grants to projects in Arkansas.

State Senator Irma Hunter Brown is a former member of the Legacy Board of Directors.

Tobacco Usage

In FY2010 Arkansas spent $19.8 million on tobacco prevention, which is 54.4% of the CDC Annual Spending Target. 1

The CDC estimates that 52.9% of adult smokers in Arkansas tried to quit smoking in 2008. 2

Arkansas received $276 million in tobacco settlement payments and taxes in FY2010. 3

Arkansas has securitized all or parts of its Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) dollars. 4

ADULT CIGARETTE USE IN 2009

21.4% 17.9%
21.4%
17.9%
Ar kans as 7 National 8
Ar kans as 7
National 8

YOUTH CIGARETTE USE

STATE TOBACCO FACT SHEETS 2010 ARKANSAS Legacy in Arkansas • Legacy has awarded $787,743.39 in grants
STATE TOBACCO FACT SHEETS 2010 ARKANSAS Legacy in Arkansas • Legacy has awarded $787,743.39 in grants

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State Tobacco Laws Excise Tax: There is a tax of $1.15 per pack on cigarettes, as

State Tobacco Laws 9

Excise Tax: There is a tax of $1.15 per pack on cigarettes, as of March 1, 2009. All other tobacco products are taxed 68% of the manufacturer’s list price. 10

Clean Indoor Air Ordinances

Smoking is prohibited in all child care centers, government buildings, health facilities, and schools.

Smoking restrictions are required in all restaurants, bars, and private workplaces.

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.

Only sales clerks are allowed to access tobacco prior to sale.

SOURCES

  • 1 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement Eleven Years Later. A Report on the States’ Allocation of the Tobacco Settlement Dollars, FY 2010, 2009

  • 2 CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2008

  • 3 Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, A Decade of Broken Promises: The 1998 State Settlement Ten Years Later, State Tobacco-Prevention Spending vs. State Tobacco Revenues, 2008

  • 4 American Lung Association, SLATI State Reports, 2009

  • 5 CDC, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2009

  • 6 CDC, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2009

  • 7 CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009

  • 8 CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009

  • 9 American Lung Association, SLATI State reports, 2009 10 American Lung Association, SLATI State reports, 2010

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