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West Virginia


FY2021FY2020
State Ranking4646
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$445,000$500,000
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($27.4 million)
1.6%1.8%
West Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending West Virginia Tobacco Prevention

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Tobacco's Toll in West Virginia
(Apr. 16, 2021)
Adults who smoke23.8% (341,100)
High school students who smoke13.5% (11,800)
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$1,212 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$96.9 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021