FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 45 34
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $1.1 million $5.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($75.6 million) 1.5% 6.6%
Tennessee's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Tennessee

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 21.9
High school students who smoke 11.5%
Death caused by smoking each year 11,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.67 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 32.9%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,035 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $276.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 252.1 to 1