FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 2 2
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $9.5 million $8.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($10.2 million) 93.0% 86.4%
Alaska's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Alaska

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 19.1%
High school students who smoke 11.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 600
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $438 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 31.4%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,072 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $18.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 2.0 to 1