FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 12 11
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $7.2 million $7.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($19.3 million)
37.4% 38.9%
Utah's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Utah
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 8.8%
High school students who smoke 4.4%
Death caused by smoking each year 1,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $542 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 16.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $454 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $39.3 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 5.5 to 1