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California


FY2019FY2018
State Ranking21
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$250.4 million$327.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($347.9 million)
72.0%94.2%
California's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in California
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke11.3%
High school students who smoke5.4%
High school students who use e-cigarettes17.3%
Death caused by smoking each year40,000
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$13.29 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking25.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$706 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$618.2 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending2.5 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018