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State Ranking2534
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$13.2 million$8.3 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
(Oct. 19, 2022)
Adults who smoke12.4% (837,900)
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$3.61 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking29.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$750 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$368.4 million
Last updated: January 12, 2022