Last updated December 04, 2012
|State Spending on Tobacco Prevention||$9 million||$9 million|
|% of CDC Recommended Spending
Tobacco Generated Revenue (FY2013)
CDC Recommended Spending on Tobacco Prevention
Actual Spending on Tobacco Prevention (FY2013)
Summary: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Delaware spend $13.9 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Delaware currently allocates $9.0 million a year for tobacco prevention and cessation. This is 64.9% of the CDC’s recommendation and ranks Delaware 3rd among the states in the funding of tobacco prevention programs. Delaware’s spending on tobacco prevention amounts to 5.9% of the estimated $152 million in tobacco-generated revenue the state collects each year from settlement payments and tobacco taxes.
Background and Recent Developments: Delaware will spend $9.0 million on tobacco prevention and cessation programs in FY2013, the same amount spent in FY2012. Funding has remained relatively constant in recent years, though it continues to be lower than the CDC-recommended amount.
Delaware funds its tobacco prevention and cessation programs with the Delaware Health Fund, the fund into which all of the state’s tobacco settlement payments are directed.
In addition, Delaware is receiving $858,677 in federal funds dedicated to tobacco prevention and control:
$631,960 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a 12-month grant for the period beginning April 2012 (from annual appropriations).
$62,724 from the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the new health care reform law for the period beginning August 1, 2012.
$163,993 from the Food and Drug Administration for enforcement of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, including the provision regarding tobacco sales to minors.