FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 6 8
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $24.2 million $23.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($52.9 million)
45.7% 43.6%
Colorado's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Colorado
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 15.6%
High school students who smoke 8.6%
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 $692 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $130.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 5.4 to 1