FY2018 FY2017
State Ranking 4 6
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $6.4 million $6.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($13.0 million)
48.9% 48.9%
Delaware's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Delaware
(December 13, 2017)
Adults who smoke 17.7%
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 $892 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $44.0 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 6.9 to 1