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State Ranking1514
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$11.1 million$12.0 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. 20, 2020)
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$113.9 million
Last updated: October 26, 2020