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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 7 6
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $23.6 million $24.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($52.9 million)
44.6% 45.7%
Colorado's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Colorado
(December 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 14.6%
High school students who smoke 7.0%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 26.2%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,100
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.89 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 25.7%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $654 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $140.3 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 5.9 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018