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State Ranking4139
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$2.0 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
(Oct. 19, 2022)
Adults who smoke19.6% (684,700)
High school students who smoke8.9% (20,900)
High school students who use e-cigarettes26.1%
Death caused by smoking each year8,900
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$2.23 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking37.8%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,247 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$267.1 million
Last updated: January 12, 2022