North Carolina


FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 43 47
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $2.1 million $1.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($99.3 million)
2.1% 1.1%
North Carolina's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in North Carolina
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 17.9%
High school students who smoke 13.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 14,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $3.81 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 30.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $821 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $360.7 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 171.8 to 1