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FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 45 42
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $1.7 million $1.7 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($55.9 million)
3.1% 3.1%
Alabama's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Alabama Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Alabama
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 15.6% (611,100)
High school students who smoke 5.7% (14,700)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 17.5%
Death caused by smoking each year 8,600
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.19 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 33.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $954 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $202.2 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023