West Virginia
FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 27 24
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $3.0 million $4.9 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($27.4 million) 11.1% 17.8%
West Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in West Virginia

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 25.7%
High school students who smoke 18.8%
Death caused by smoking each year 4,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.00 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 32.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,205 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $122.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 40.5 to 1