Rhode Island


FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 40 42
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $375,622 $375,622
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($12.8 million)
2.9% 2.9%
Rhode Island's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Rhode Island
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 14.4%
High school students who smoke 4.8%
Death caused by smoking each year 1,800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $640 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 28.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,034 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $26.0 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 69.2 to 1