FY2017 FY2016
State Ranking 6 7
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $6.4 million $6.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending ($13.0 million) 48.9% 49.2%
Delaware's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco's Toll in Delaware

(Updated Nov 1, 2016)

Adults who smoke 17.4%
High school students who smoke 9.9%
Death caused by smoking each year 1,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $532 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 30.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $878 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $44.8 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 7.1 to 1