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Rhode Island


FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 44 42
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $415,452.00 $396,732.00
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($12.8 million)
3.2% 3.1%
Rhode Island's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Rhode Island Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in Rhode Island
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 11.8% (104,600)
High school students who smoke 3.0% (1,700)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 17.8%
Death caused by smoking each year 1,800
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $744 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 29.8%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,137 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $24.9 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023