FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 11 14
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $7.5 million $7.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($19.3 million) 38.9% 36.8%
Utah's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Utah

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 9.1%
High school students who smoke 4.4%
Death caused by smoking each year 1,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $542 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 16.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $465 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $38.5 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 5.1 to 1