Coalition for a Tobacco Free West Virginia

Tobacco related costs impact everyone in West Virginia. According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids:

  • Annual health care costs in West Virginia directly caused by smoking – $1.00 BILLION
  • Portion covered by the state Medicaid program – $277.3 million
  • Residents’ state & federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures – $1,118 per household
  • Smoking-caused productivity losses in West Virginia – $1.23 billion

Only through comprehensive tobacco control and prevention efforts – coupled with strong public policy – will this burden be reduced. The CTFWV works with state and local agencies, government officials and policy makers, as well as private sector enterprises to fight tobacco’s cost to make West Virginia a healthier place to live and work.


We’ve made some progress, but there is much work left to be done

 


Coalition for a Tobacco Free West Virginia at work