FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 38 37
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $10.2 million $10.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($264.1 million) 3.9% 3.9%
Texas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Texas

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 15.2%
High school students who smoke 10.6%
Death caused by smoking each year 28,000
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $8.85 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 26.9%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $738 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $606.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 59.3 to 1