FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 26 28
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $7.0 million $7.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($59.6 million) 11.7% 11.7%
Louisiana's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Louisiana

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 21.9%
High school students who smoke 12.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 7,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.89 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 32.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,182 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $205.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 29.3 to 1