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Rhode Island

FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 40 40
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
(December 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 15.0%
High school students who smoke 6.1%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 20.1%
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 $1,049 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $26.7 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 68.4 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018