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State Ranking12
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$9.1 million$9.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($10.2 million)
Alaska's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Alaska Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Alaska
(Oct. 20, 2020)
Adults who smoke17.4% (96,000)
High school students who smoke8.4% (3,100)
High school students who use e-cigarettes26.1%
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$1,063 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$17.4 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021