FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 19 15
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $8.4 million $10.7 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.5 million)
23.1% 29.4%
Mississippi's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Mississippi
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 22.7%
High school students who smoke 15.2%
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 $1,046 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $125.5 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 14.9 to 1