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District of Columbia


FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 24 33
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $1.9 million $931,585
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($10.7 million)
17.8% 8.7%
District of Columbia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in District of Columbia
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke 14.4%
High school students who smoke 12.5%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 10.9%
Death caused by smoking each year 800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $391 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 28.2%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $817 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $7.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 3.7 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018