South Carolina
FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 30 29
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $5.0 million $5.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($51.1 million) 9.8% 9.8%
South Carolina's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in South Carolina

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 19.7%
High school students who smoke 9.6%
Death caused by smoking each year 7,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.9 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 30.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $906 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $191.5 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 38.3 to 1