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Michigan's Most Requested Tobacco Facts

Cigarette Use in Michigan among Adults
Current adult smoking rate
(Source: 2005 Michigan BRFSS)
18.9%
In adult smoking, Michigan is ranked
* Utah is the lowest at 11.5%, Kentucky is the highest at 28.7%
(Source: 2005 National BRFSS)

34th out of 51

Total number of adult smokers in MI
(Source: 2005 Michigan BRFSS& Michigan Population Records)
1,424,900
Cigarette Taxes
Current cigarette tax $2.00

In Tobacco taxes, Michigan is ranked
*New York is the highest at $4.35 per pack, Missouri is the lowest at $0.17 per pack
(Source: Tobacco Free Kids)

11th highest out of 51 (Tied with three other states)
Cost of Tobacco in Michigan
Smoking attributable health care costs $3.40 billion
Medicaid portion of smoking attributable health care cost $1.13 billion (33.2%)
Smoking attributable productivity losses $3.95 billion
Michigan residents' tax burden $597 per household
Michigan's smoking caused per pack cost
(Source: Tobacco Free Kids - The Toll of Tobacco in Michigan)
$10.44
Smoking during Pregnancy
Percent of pregnant women who smoked during pregnancy
(Source: 2005 Michigan Vital Records)
13.4%
Number of births affected
(Source: 2005 Michigan Vital Records)
17,471
Tobacco Dependence Treatment
Percent of adults who have tried to quit smoking in the past year
(Source: 2010 Michigan BRFSS)
62.3%

Total number of calls to the Michigan Tobacco Quit Line
*Through September 2011
(Source: Michigan Tobacco Cessation Quit Line)

67,365
Youth Tobacco Use
Middle school
Current smoking rate:6.9%
Current tobacco use:14.8%
(Source: 2009 Michigan Youth Risk Behavior Survey)
High school
Current smoking rate: 18.1%
Current tobacco use:23.2%
(Source: 2009 Michigan Youth Risk Behavior Survey)