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State Ranking3429
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$8.3 million$9.7 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($91.6 million)
Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Virginia Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Virginia
(May. 18, 2021)
Adults who smoke14.0% (934,900)
High school students who smoke5.5% (24,400)
High school students who use e-cigarettes19.9%
Death caused by smoking each year10,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$3.11 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking28.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$931 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$314.1 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021