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State Ranking44
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$251.3 million$233.1 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
(Oct. 19, 2022)
Adults who smoke8.8% (2,680,900)
High school students who smoke1.2% (24,600)
High school students who use e-cigarettes8.2%
Death caused by smoking each year40,000
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$15.44 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking21.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$766 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$485.0 million
Last updated: January 12, 2022