FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 37 37
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $2.6 million $2.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($56.4 million)
4.6% 4.2%
Kentucky's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Kentucky
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 24.5%
High school students who smoke 16.9%
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 $1,122 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $250.0 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 96.6 to 1