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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
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke24.6%
High school students who smoke14.3%
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$1,116 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$276.7 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending73.3 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018