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State Ranking3841
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$2.1 million$1.3 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($55.9 million)
Alabama's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Alabama
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke20.9%
High school students who smoke14.0%
High school students who use e-cigarettes24.5%
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$834 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$210.0 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending100.6 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018