FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 41 43
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $1.3 million $1.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($55.9 million)
2.3% 2.7%
Alabama's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Alabama
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 21.5%
High school students who smoke 14.0%
Death caused by smoking each year 8,600
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.88 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 31.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $852 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $197.3 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 155.1 to 1