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FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 8 4
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $199.5 million $251.3 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($347.9 million)
57.3% 72.2%
California's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending California Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in California
(Oct. 18, 2023)
Adults who smoke 9.7% (2,995,100)
High school students who smoke 1.2% (24,600)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 5.6%
Death caused by smoking each year 40,000
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $15.44 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 21.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $766 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $485.0 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023