FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 2 2
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $9.5 million* $9.5 million*
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($10.2 million)
93.1% 93.0%
Alaska's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Alaska
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 19.0%
High school students who smoke 11.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 600
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $438 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 31.4%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,074 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $17.7 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 1.9 to 1
* The values shown are rounded figures. Alaska’s FY18 spending is $9,493,500 and FY17 spending is $9,488,500. This accounts for the difference in the percentages of CDC recommended spending.