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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
(Jan. 21, 2022)
Adults who smoke20.5% (475,300)
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$1,087 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$107.4 million
Last updated: January 12, 2022