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North Carolina


FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 42 43
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 smoke 17.2%
High school students who smoke 12.1%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 22.1%
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 $787 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $392.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 140.2 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018