District of Columbia


FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 33 31
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $931,585 $1.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($10.7 million)
8.7% 9.3%
District of Columbia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in District of Columbia
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 14.7%
High school students who smoke 12.5%
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 $824 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $7.0 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 7.5 to 1