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South Carolina

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


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