FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 15 16
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $10.7 million $10.9 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($36.5 million) 29.4% 29.9%
Mississippi's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Mississippi

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 22.5%
High school students who smoke 15.2%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.23 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 30.8%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,031 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $124.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 11.6 to 1