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State Ranking3938
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$2.0 million$3.3 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
(May. 18, 2021)
Adults who smoke23.6% (817,900)
High school students who smoke8.9% (21,000)
High school students who use e-cigarettes26.1%
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$839 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$234.2 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021