FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 33 32
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $8.2 million $8.3 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($91.6 million) 9.0% 9.1%
Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Virginia

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 16.5%
High school students who smoke 8.2%
Death caused by smoking each year 10,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $3.11 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 28.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $717 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $376.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 45.7 to 1