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State Ranking4239
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$1.5 million$2.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($55.9 million)
Alabama's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Alabama Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Alabama
(May. 18, 2021)
Adults who smoke20.3% (774,900)
High school students who smoke7.1% (18,500)
High school students who use e-cigarettes19.4%
Death caused by smoking each year8,600
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$1.88 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking31.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$961 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$185.7 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021