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FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 47 44
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $2 million $2.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($75.6 million)
2.6% 2.6%
Tennessee's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Tennessee Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Tennessee
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 18.5% (1,005,300)
High school students who smoke 4.9% (17,100)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 19.0%
Death caused by smoking each year 11,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $3.10 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 35.2%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,214 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $289.1 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023