FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 31 33
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $8.5 million $8.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($91.6 million)
9.3% 9.0%
Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Virginia
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 15.3%
High school students who smoke 8.2%
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 $674 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $368.9 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 43.3 to 1