FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 21 21
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $75.7 million $65.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($347.9 million) 21.8% 18.8%
California's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in California

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 11.7%
High school students who smoke 7.7%
Death caused by smoking each year 40,000
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $13.29 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 25.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $727 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $592.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 7.8 to 1