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West Virginia

State Ranking4646
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$445,000$500,000
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
(May. 18, 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$1,316 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$96.9 million
Last updated: January 14, 2021