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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 1 2
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $9.1 million $9.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($10.2 million)
89.4% 93.1%
Alaska's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Alaska
(December 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 21.0%
High school students who smoke 10.9%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 15.7%
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 $1,125 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $18.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 2.1 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018