FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 42 39
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $1.4 million $2.3 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($63.6 million)
2.2% 3.6%
Washington's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Washington
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 14.0%
High school students who smoke 6.3%
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 $751 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $89.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 63.4 to 1