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State Ranking2119
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$8.4 million$8.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.5 million)
Mississippi's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Mississippi
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke22.2%
High school students who smoke9.4%
High school students who use e-cigarettes10.3%
Death caused by smoking each year5,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$1.23 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking30.8%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,023 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$127.3 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending15.1 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018