FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 20 20
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $10.6 million $10.6 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($48.0 million)
22.0% 22.0%
Maryland's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Maryland
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 13.7%
High school students who smoke 8.7%
Death caused by smoking each year 7,500
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.71 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 27.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $744 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $121.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 11.5 to 1