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West Virginia

State Ranking4649
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$500,000$0
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($27.4 million)
West Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending West Virginia Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in West Virginia
(Aug. 24, 2020)
Adults who smoke25.2% (363,300)
High school students who smoke13.5% (11,500)
High school students who use e-cigarettes35.7%
Death caused by smoking each year4,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$1.00 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking32.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$1,159 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$103.8 million
Last updated: September 15, 2020