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South Carolina


FY2021FY2020
State Ranking3131
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$5.0 million$5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($51 million)
9.8%9.8%
South Carolina's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending South Carolina Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in South Carolina
(May. 18, 2021)
Adults who smoke17.6% (710,400)
High school students who smoke5.9% (16,000)
High school students who use e-cigarettes21.1%
Death caused by smoking each year7,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$1.9 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking30.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,113 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$191.1 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021