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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 47 46
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $750,000 $930,159
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($106.0 million)
0.7% 0.9%
Georgia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Georgia
(December 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 17.5%
High school students who smoke 12.8%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 8.6%
Death caused by smoking each year 11,700
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $3.18 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 29.2%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $757 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $347.5 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 463.4 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018