Michigan currently has an above average rate of high school smoking and adult smoking, when compared to national rates. These rates will result in an estimated 213,000 deaths of children now under 18 due to smoking, with 5,200 children becoming daily smokers every year. Despite $4.59 billion in health care costs due to smoking and $4.78 billion in lost productivity, the state only spends 4.5% of the CDC recommended amount on tobacco prevention, one of the lowest percentages in the country.
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