Protect Vermont's Tobacco Control Program Funding

Tobacco is responsible for roughly 1/3 of all cancer deaths -- or approximately 1,000 deaths in Vermont this year. 

Fund programs to fight tobacco use in Vermont

Funding Vermont's tobacco cessation and prevention programs at $3.8 million will help prevent Vermont youth from starting to smoke and help current Vermonters who smoke quit. 

  • Big Tobacco spends $16.7 million each year on marketing their deadly products in the Green Mountain State.
  • Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking total $349 million
  • The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) recommends that Vermont spend $8.4 million annually on tobacco cessation and prevention efforts.
  • In VT, 9% high school students smoke and 12% use e-cigarettes. Our youth smoking rate is higher than the national average. Some counties double the national average.
  • If smoking continues at the current rate among youth, 10,000 VT kids (under 18) alive today will die prematurely from a smoking-related illness.