West Virginia


FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 50 27
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $0.00 $3.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($27.4 million)
0.0% 11.1%
West Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in West Virginia
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 24.8%
High school students who smoke 18.8%
Death caused by smoking each year 4,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.00 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 32.6%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,188 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $120.6 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending -