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West Virginia

FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 50 47
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $445,000.00 $445,000.00
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($27.4 million)
1.6% 1.6%
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
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 21.0% (299,000)
High school students who smoke 7.6% (16,500)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 27.5%
Death caused by smoking each year 4,300
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $1.17 billion
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 36.1%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $1,428 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $107.9 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023