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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 38 41
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $2.1 million $1.3 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($55.9 million)
3.7% 2.3%
Alabama's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Alabama
(December 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 20.9%
High school students who smoke 14.0%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 24.5%
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 $834 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $210.0 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 100.6 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018