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State Ranking54
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention$6.3 million$6.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($13.0 million)
Delaware's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Delaware
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke17.0%
High school students who smoke6.2%
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$854 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state$46.3 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending7.4 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018