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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 35 37
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $3.8 million $2.6 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($56.4 million)
6.7% 4.6%
Kentucky's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Kentucky
(December 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 24.6%
High school students who smoke 14.3%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 14.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 8,900
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.92 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 34.0%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,116 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $276.7 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 73.3 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018