FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 36 35
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $7.3 million $9.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($136.7 million)
5.3% 6.7%
Illinois's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Illinois
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 15.8%
High school students who smoke 10.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 18,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $5.49 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 29.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $922 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $288.7 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 39.5 to 1