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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 2 1
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 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 11.3%
High school students who smoke 5.4%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 17.3%
Death caused by smoking each year 40,000
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $13.29 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 25.5%
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 spending 2.5 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018