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FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 10 11
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $24.7 million $23.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($52.9 million)
46.7% 43.6%
Colorado's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Colorado Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Colorado
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 10.7% (488,800)
High school students who smoke 3.3% (9,800)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 16.1%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,100
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.19 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 22.9%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $736 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $136.7 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023