FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 15 5
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $5.3 million $7.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($15.9 million)
33.0% 49.1%
Maine's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Maine
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 19.8%
High school students who smoke 11.2%
Death caused by smoking each year 2,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $811 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 29.0%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,149 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $41.8 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 7.9 to 1