FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 46 44
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $930,159 $1.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($106.0 million)
0.9% 1.7%
Georgia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Georgia
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 17.9%
High school students who smoke 12.8%
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 $779 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $319.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 344.0 to 1