FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 34 45
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $6.2 million $1.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($75.6 million)
8.2% 1.5%
Tennessee's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Tennessee
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 22.1%
High school students who smoke 11.5%
Death caused by smoking each year 11,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.67 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 32.9%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,032 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $273.0 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 43.9 to 1