What is your state doing about tobacco?
States vary widely when it comes to tobacco use.
For example, while the national adult smoking rate is at 17.1 percent, several states have higher smoking rates that are on par with developing countries, such as West Virginia and Kentucky, which have smoking rates at nearly 25 percent. The average state tobacco tax is $1.73, but a handful of states have adopted tobacco taxes at least double that amount, including New York and Connecticut, which tie for the highest tobacco tax at $4.35.
These are just a few examples from our state fact sheets, which highlight the most up-to-date information on tobacco use in each state. The state fact sheets include cigarette, cigar, smokeless and e-cigarette use rates for adults and high school students, state funding for prevention and quitting programs and tobacco control policies, such as tobacco taxes, tobacco-free spaces and youth access laws.