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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 14 18
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $12.0 million $8.9 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.7 million)
32.7% 24.3%
Arkansas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Arkansas
(December 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 22.3%
High school students who smoke 13.7%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 13.9%
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 $956 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $116.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 9.7 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018