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State Ranking2220
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$10.5 million$10.6 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($48.0 million)
Maryland's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Maryland
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke13.9%
High school students who smoke8.2%
High school students who use e-cigarettes13.3%
Death caused by smoking each year7,500
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$2.71 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking27.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$745 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$131.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending12.5 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018