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FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 21 15
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $9 million $12.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.7 million)
24.5% 32.8%
Arkansas's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Arkansas Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Arkansas
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 18.7% (434,300)
High school students who smoke 4.9% (7,900)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 19.6%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.41 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 34.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,225 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $116.6 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023