FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 7 3
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $19.0 million* $23.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($42.3 million)
45.0% 55.6%
Oklahoma's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Oklahoma
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 19.6%
High school students who smoke 14.6%
Death caused by smoking each year 7,500
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.62 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 31.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $815 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $162.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 8.5 to 1
* Oklahoma's spending number reflects the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust amount. At the time of publication, Oklahoma had not passed a budget, which may include additional appropriations.