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South Carolina

FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 35 33
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $5 million $5.0 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($51 million)
9.8% 9.8%
South Carolina's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending South Carolina Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in South Carolina
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 15.4% (627,300)
High school students who smoke 3.3% (8,700)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 16.7%
Death caused by smoking each year 7,200
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $2.21 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 31.7%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $968 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $199.0 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023