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Colorado


FY2020FY2019
State Ranking97
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$21.4 million$23.6 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($52.9 million)
40.4%44.6%
Colorado's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Colorado Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in Colorado
(Jan. 15, 2020)
Adults who smoke14.5% (642,300)
High school students who smoke7.0% (20,300)
High school students who use e-cigarettes26.2%
Death caused by smoking each year5,100
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$1.89 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking25.7%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$629 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$136.0 million
Last updated: December 18, 2019