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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
(Jan. 21, 2022)
Adults who smoke12.4% (558,200)
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$690 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$125.9 million
Last updated: January 12, 2022