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State Ranking3537
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$3.8 million$2.6 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($56.4 million)
Kentucky's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Kentucky
(Nov. 12, 2019)
Adults who smoke23.4% (809,500)
High school students who smoke14.3% (32,800)
High school students who use e-cigarettes14.1%
Death caused by smoking each year8,900
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$1.92 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking34.0%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,048 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$278.7 million
Last updated: December 08, 2018