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State Ranking21
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$250.4 million$327.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($347.9 million)
California's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in California
(Nov. 12, 2019)
Adults who smoke11.2% (3,423,500)
High school students who smoke2.0% (40,700)
High school students who use e-cigarettes10.9%
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$682 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$590.3 million
Last updated: December 08, 2018