FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 25 25
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $2.6 million $2.6 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($20.8 million)
12.4% 12.4%
Nebraska's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Nebraska
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 17.0%
High school students who smoke 13.3%
Death caused by smoking each year 2,500
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $795 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 27.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $746 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $58.8 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 22.9 to 1