FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 8 11
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $23.2 million $21.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($52.9 million) 43.8% 41.3%
Colorado's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Colorado

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 15.6%
High school students who smoke 8.6%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,100
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.89 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 25.7%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $698 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $131.4 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 5.7 to 1