Rhode Island
FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 42 41
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $375,622 $397,908
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($12.8 million) 2.9% 3.1%
Rhode Island's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Rhode Island

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 15.5%
High school students who smoke 4.8%
Death caused by smoking each year 1,800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $640 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 28.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,072 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $26.3 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 69.9 to 1