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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 17 16
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $17.3 million $17.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($64.4 million)
26.9% 27.6%
Arizona's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Arizona
(December 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 15.6%
High school students who smoke 7.1%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 16.1%
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 $674 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $113.5 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 6.5 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018