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State Ranking2731
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$10.8 million$8.5 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($91.6 million)
Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Virginia
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke16.4%
High school students who smoke6.5%
High school students who use e-cigarettes11.8%
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$709 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$383.1 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending35.5 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018