FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 14 14
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $68.6 million $67.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($194.2 million)
35.3% 34.9%
Florida's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Florida
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 15.5%
High school students who smoke 5.2%
Death caused by smoking each year 32,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $8.64 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 29.4%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $748 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $558.8 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 8.1 to 1