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State Ranking1418
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$12.0 million$8.9 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.7 million)
Arkansas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Arkansas
(Mar. 12, 2019)
Adults who smoke22.3% (512,600)
High school students who smoke13.7% (21,700)
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$114.8 million
Last updated: December 08, 2018