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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 35 36
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $9.1 million $7.3 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($136.7 million)
6.7% 5.3%
Illinois's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Illinois
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke 15.5%
High school students who smoke 7.6%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 13.2%
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 $911 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $291.5 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 32.0 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018