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Kentucky


FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 43 41
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $2 million $2.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($56.4 million)
3.5% 3.5%
Kentucky's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Kentucky Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in Kentucky
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 17.4% (607,800)
High school students who smoke 4.9% (11,500)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 21.9%
Death caused by smoking each year 8,900
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.23 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 37.8%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,247 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $267.1 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023