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South Carolina

State Ranking3335
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$5.0 million$5.0 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
(Apr. 17, 2024)
Adults who smoke15.4% (641,300)
High school students who smoke3.3% (9,000)
High school students who use e-cigarettes16.7%
Death caused by smoking each year7,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$2.21 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking32.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,100 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$191.6 million
Last updated: January 08, 2024