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State Ranking12
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$9.1 million$9.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($10.2 million)
Alaska's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Alaska
(Sep. 30, 2019)
Adults who smoke19.1% (105,700)
High school students who smoke10.9% (4,000)
High school students who use e-cigarettes15.7%
Death caused by smoking each year600
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$438 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking31.4%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,125 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$17.9 million
Last updated: December 08, 2018