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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 44 44
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $4.2 million $4.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($264.1 million)
1.6% 1.7%
Texas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Texas
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke 15.7%
High school students who smoke 7.4%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 10.3%
Death caused by smoking each year 28,000
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $8.85 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 26.9%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $747 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $646.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 152.3 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018