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South Carolina


FY2020FY2019
State Ranking3130
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
Trend in Spending South Carolina Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in South Carolina
(Jan. 15, 2020)
Adults who smoke18.0% (716,000)
High school students who smoke10.0% (25,900)
High school students who use e-cigarettes11.9%
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$812 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$201.2 million
Last updated: December 18, 2019