FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 43 42
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $1.5 million $1.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($55.9 million) 2.7% 2.7%
Alabama's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Alabama

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 21.4%
High school students who smoke 14.0%
Death caused by smoking each year 8,600
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.88 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 31.3 %
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $855 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $203.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 134.2 to 1