FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 44 43
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $1.8 million $1.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($106.0 million) 1.7% 1.7%
Georgia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Georgia

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 17.7%
High school students who smoke 12.8%
Death caused by smoking each year 11,700
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $3.18 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 29.2%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $777 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $332.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 190.2 to 1