FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 18 19
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $8.9 million $9.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.7 million)
24.3% 24.5%
Arkansas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Arkansas
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 23.6%
High school students who smoke 15.7%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.21 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 33.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,007 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $107.3 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 12.0 to 1