FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 39 46
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $2.3 million $640,500
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($63.6 million) 3.6% 1.0%
Washington's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Washington

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 15.0%
High school students who smoke 7.9%
Death caused by smoking each year 8,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.81 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 27.4%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $789 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $88.4 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 38.2 to 1