FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 24 24
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $4.1 million $5.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($30.1 million)
13.5% 17.4%
Iowa's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Iowa
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 16.7%
High school students who smoke 18.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,100
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.28 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 27.8%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $813 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $96.8 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 23.7 to 1