FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 19 8
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $9.0 million* $17.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($36.7 million) 24.5% 47.4%
Arkansas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Arkansas

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 24.9%
High school students who smoke 15.7%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.21 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 33.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,046 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $109.5 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 12.2 to 1

*Arkansas’ FY2017 state spending number reflects a change in health department reporting methods.