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State Ranking55
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$6.7 million$6.3 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($13 million)
Delaware's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Delaware Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Delaware
(Sep. 24, 2020)
Adults who smoke16.5% (125,900)
High school students who smoke6.2% (2,900)
High school students who use e-cigarettes13.6%
Death caused by smoking each year1,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking$532 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking30.3%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures$817 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$46.6 million
Last updated: September 15, 2020