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State Ranking4143
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$2.9 million$2.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($56.4 million)
Kentucky's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Kentucky Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Kentucky
(Apr. 17, 2024)
Adults who smoke17.4% (610,300)
High school students who smoke4.9% (11,200)
High school students who use e-cigarettes21.9%
Death caused by smoking each year8,900
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$2.23 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking37.2%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,306 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$251.0 million
Last updated: January 08, 2024