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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 43 42
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $1.5 million $1.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($63.6 million)
2.4% 2.2%
Washington's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Washington
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke 13.5%
High school students who smoke 6.3%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 12.7%
Death caused by smoking each year 8,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.81 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 27.4%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $720 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $92.8 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 60.8 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018