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FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 27 31
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $10.8 million $8.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($91.6 million)
11.8% 9.3%
Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Virginia
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke 16.4%
High school students who smoke 6.5%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 11.8%
Death caused by smoking each year 10,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $3.11 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 28.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $709 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $383.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 35.5 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018