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State Ranking76
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$23.6 million$24.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($52.9 million)
Colorado's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Colorado
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke14.6%
High school students who smoke7.0%
High school students who use e-cigarettes26.2%
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$654 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$140.3 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending5.9 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018