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State Ranking1110
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$23.1 million$20.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($52.9 million)
Colorado's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Colorado Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Colorado
(Oct. 19, 2022)
Adults who smoke12.0% (548,200)
High school students who smoke3.3% (9,800)
High school students who use e-cigarettes16.1%
Death caused by smoking each year5,100
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$2.19 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking22.9%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$736 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$136.7 million
Last updated: January 12, 2022