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North Carolina

State Ranking2827
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$13.3 million$13.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($99.3 million)
North Carolina's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending North Carolina Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in North Carolina
(Apr. 17, 2024)
Adults who smoke14.5% (1,218,500)
High school students who smoke3.9% (22,000)
High school students who use e-cigarettes23.8%
Death caused by smoking each year14,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$4.42 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking32.2%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$814 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$429.6 million
Last updated: January 08, 2024