FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 20 23
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $10.6 million $8.7 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($48.0 million) 22.0% 18.2%
Maryland's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Maryland

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 15.1%
High school students who smoke 8.7%
Death caused by smoking each year 7,500
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.71 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 27.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $798 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $127.5 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 12.1 to 1