FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 29 26
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $5.8 million $7.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($59.6 million)
9.7% 11.7%
Louisiana's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Louisiana
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 22.8%
High school students who smoke 12.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 7,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.89 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 32.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,220 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $229.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 39.6 to 1