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Arkansas


FY2021FY2020
State Ranking1415
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$10.8 million$11.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.7 million)
29.5%30.4%
Arkansas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Arkansas Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in Arkansas
(Apr. 16, 2021)
Adults who smoke20.2% (468,300)
High school students who smoke9.7% (15,900)
High school students who use e-cigarettes24.3%
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$961 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$102.6 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021