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State Ranking3636
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$5.1 million$4.6 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($66.9 million)
Massachusetts's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Massachusetts Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Massachusetts
(Oct. 20, 2020)
Adults who smoke12.1% (670,400)
High school students who smoke5.0% (18,000)
High school students who use e-cigarettes32.2%
Death caused by smoking each year9,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$4.08 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking28.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$950 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$119.1 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021