FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 35 36
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $3.7 million $3.9 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($66.9 million)
5.6% 5.8%
Massachusetts's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Massachusetts
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 13.6%
High school students who smoke 7.7%
Death caused by smoking each year 9,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $4.08 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 28.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $975 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $117.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 31.5 to 1