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State Ranking1514
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$12.0 million$10.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.7 million)
Arkansas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Arkansas Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Arkansas
(Oct. 19, 2022)
Adults who smoke21.1% (490,000)
High school students who smoke9.7% (15,600)
High school students who use e-cigarettes24.3%
Death caused by smoking each year5,800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$1.41 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking34.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,225 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$116.6 million
Last updated: January 12, 2022