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State Ranking41
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$233.1 million$326 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($347.9 million)
California's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending California Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in California
(Sep. 17, 2021)
Adults who smoke10.0% (3,062,100)
High school students who smoke1.2% (24,400)
High school students who use e-cigarettes8.2%
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$747 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$446.9 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021