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State Ranking4746
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$750,000$930,159
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($106.0 million)
Georgia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Georgia
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke17.5%
High school students who smoke12.8%
High school students who use e-cigarettes8.6%
Death caused by smoking each year11,700
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$3.18 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking29.2%
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 spending463.4 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018