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Kentucky


FY2020FY2019
State Ranking3835
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$3.3 million$3.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($56.4 million)
5.9%6.7%
Kentucky's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Kentucky Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in Kentucky
(Oct. 20, 2020)
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$1,158 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$274.3 million
Last updated: October 26, 2020