FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 1 21
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $327.8 million $75.7 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($347.9 million)
94.2% 21.8%
California's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in California
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 11.0%
High school students who smoke 4.3%
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 $698 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $581.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 1.8 to 1