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FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 6 2
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $6.5 million $9.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($10.2 million)
63.5% 89.6%
Alaska's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Alaska Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Alaska
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 15.9% (87,900)
High school students who smoke 8.4% (3,000)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 26.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 600
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $509 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 30.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,203 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $17.5 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023