FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 16 16
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $17.8 million $18.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($64.4 million)
27.6% 28.6%
Arizona's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Arizona
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 14.7%
High school students who smoke 10.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 8,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.38 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 28.7%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $652 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $103.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 5.8 to 1