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FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 22 18
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $8.7 million $8.7 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($36.5 million)
23.8% 23.8%
Mississippi's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Mississippi Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Mississippi
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 17.4% (392,700)
High school students who smoke 5.9% (9,600)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 20.9%
Death caused by smoking each year 5,000
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.43 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 34.2%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,215 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $131.8 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023