sign up

< Return to main State Report page


State Ranking97
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$21.4 million$23.6 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
(Sep. 28, 2020)
Adults who smoke14.5% (652,800)
High school students who smoke5.7% (16,600)
High school students who use e-cigarettes25.9%
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$633 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$136.0 million
Last updated: September 15, 2020