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North Carolina


FY2019FY2018
State Ranking4243
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$2.8 million$2.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($99.3 million)
2.8%2.1%
North Carolina's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in North Carolina
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke17.2%
High school students who smoke12.1%
High school students who use e-cigarettes22.1%
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$787 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$392.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending140.2 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018