FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 5 5
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $7.8 million $8.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($15.9 million) 49.1% 50.6%
Maine's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Maine

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 19.5%
High school students who smoke 11.2%
Death caused by smoking each year 2,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $811 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 29.0%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,113 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $42.8 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 5.5 to 1