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South Carolina


FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 30 28
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 01, 2017)
Adults who smoke 18.8%
High school students who smoke 10.0%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 11.9%
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 $863 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $201.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 40.3 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018