North Carolina
FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 47 45
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $1.1 million $1.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($99.3 million) 1.1% 1.2%
North Carolina's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in North Carolina

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 19.0%
High school students who smoke 13.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 14,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $3.81 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 30.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $860 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $379.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 345.4 to 1