FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 37 36
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $2.4 million $2.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($56.4 million) 4.2% 4.4%
Kentucky's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Kentucky

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 25.9%
High school students who smoke 16.9%
Death caused by smoking each year 8,900
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.92 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 34.0%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,168 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $266.2 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 113.1 to 1