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North Carolina


FY2020FY2019
State Ranking4442
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$2.2 million$2.8 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($99.3 million)
2.2%2.8%
North Carolina's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending North Carolina Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in North Carolina
(Sep. 24, 2020)
Adults who smoke17.4% (1,406,400)
High school students who smoke8.3% (45,400)
High school students who use e-cigarettes35.5%
Death caused by smoking each year14,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$3.81 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking30.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$786 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$412.4 million
Last updated: September 15, 2020