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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 37 35
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $4.2 million $3.7 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($66.9 million)
6.3% 5.6%
Massachusetts's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Massachusetts
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke 13.7%
High school students who smoke 6.4%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 20.1%
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 $969 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $125.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 29.7 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018