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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 21 19
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $8.4 million $8.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.5 million)
23.1% 23.1%
Mississippi's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Mississippi
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke 22.2%
High school students who smoke 9.4%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 10.3%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.23 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 30.8%
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 spending 15.1 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018