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FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 28 25
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $11.9 million $13.2 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($91.6 million)
13% 14.4%
Virginia's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Virginia Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Virginia
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 12.1% (817,600)
High school students who smoke 2.8% (14,400)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 14.3%
Death caused by smoking each year 10,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $3.61 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 29.5%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $750 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $368.4 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023