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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 16 15
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $4.8 million $5.3 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($15.9 million)
30.4% 33.0%
Maine's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Maine
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke 17.3%
High school students who smoke 8.7%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 15.8%
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 $1,051 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $46.7 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 9.6 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018