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Rhode Island


FY2019FY2018
State Ranking4040
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$390,926$375,622
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($12.8 million)
3.1%2.9%
Rhode Island's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Rhode Island
(Mar. 12, 2019)
Adults who smoke15.0% (127,800)
High school students who smoke6.1% (3,500)
High school students who use e-cigarettes20.1%
Death caused by smoking each year1,800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$640 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking28.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,049 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$26.5 million
Last updated: December 08, 2018