FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 44 38
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $4.5 million $10.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($264.1 million)
1.7% 3.9%
Texas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Texas
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 14.3%
High school students who smoke 10.6%
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 $704 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $611.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 135.0 to 1