From 1998-2010, states collected $243.8 billion in tobacco-related revenue.
The revenue comes from cigarette taxes and lawsuit settlement payments.
Cigarette taxes account for 55% of all revenue. Lawsuit settlement payments from the Master Settlement Agreement, or MSA, account for the rest.
In the 1990s, 46 states and D.C. sued major cigarette companies for the recovery of health-care related costs.
Eventually, both parties settled on $206 billion to be paid over a 25-year period starting in 2000.
Its primary purpose was to decrease youth smoking, promote public health, and other tobacco control programs.
From 1998-2010, only 3% of over $243 billion in tobacco-related revenue was spent on tobacco control programs such as mass media campaigns, comprehensive smoke-free policies, and teen education programs.
From 1998-2010, the tobacco industry has spent 12 to 20 times more on marketing than the government has spent on tobacco-control programs.
Below is a breakdown of tobacco control expenditures on a state-by-state basis.
Tobacco industry marketing budget data was collected from the CDC.
Special thanks for guidance from Professor Matthew Kohrman and Professor Claudia Engel of Stanford University.
Additional thanks to Christopher Lopez for modeling for the background picture found in the first slide.