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Arkansas


FY2019FY2018
State Ranking1418
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$12.0 million$8.9 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.7 million)
32.7%24.3%
Arkansas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Arkansas
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke22.3%
High school students who smoke13.7%
High school students who use e-cigarettes13.9%
Death caused by smoking each year5,800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$1.21 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking33.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$956 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$116.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending9.7 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018