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Rhode Island


FY2020FY2019
State Ranking4240
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$394,955$390,926
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($12.8 million)
3.1%3.1%
Rhode Island's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Rhode Island Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in Rhode Island
(Aug. 24, 2020)
Adults who smoke14.6% (124,400)
High school students who smoke4.2% (2,300)
High school students who use e-cigarettes30.1%
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$1,039 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$25.1 million
Last updated: September 15, 2020