West Virginia

FY2016

FY2015

State Ranking

24

22

State Spending on Tobacco Prevention

$4.9 million

$4.9 million

Percent of CDC Recommended Spending

($27.4 million)

17.8%

17.8%

West Virginia’s Tobacco Revenue, State Spending,
and Tobacco Industry Marketing

West Virginia: Total Annual
Tobacco Prevention Spending

FY2007-FY2016

Tobacco Industry Marketing in West Virginia

(Updated Dec. 8, 2015)

Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state

$130.4 million

Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending

26.8 to 1

Tobacco's Toll in West Virginia

(Updated Dec. 8, 2015)

Adults Who Smoke

27.3%

High School Students Who Smoke

19.6%

Deaths caused by smoking each year

4,300

Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking

$1.00 billion

Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures

$1,219 per household