South Carolina


FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 28 30
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $5.0 million $5.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($51.0 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
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 20.0%
High school students who smoke 9.6%
Death caused by smoking each year 7,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.90 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 30.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $911 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $181.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 36.3 to 1