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North Carolina

FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 27 26
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $13.4 million $13.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($99.3 million)
13.5% 13.5%
North Carolina's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending North Carolina Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in North Carolina
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 14.5% (1,196,200)
High school students who smoke 3.9% (21,700)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 23.8%
Death caused by smoking each year 14,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $4.42 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 32.0%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $665 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $425.2 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023