FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 36 35
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $3.9 million $3.9 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($66.9 million) 5.8% 5.8%
Massachusetts's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Massachusetts

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 14.0%
High school students who smoke 7.7%
Death caused by smoking each year 9,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $4.08 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 28.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $996 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $123.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 32.0 to 1