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Delaware


FY2019 FY2018
State Ranking 5 4
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $6.3 million $6.4 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($13.0 million)
48.4% 48.9%
Delaware's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Tobacco's Toll in Delaware
(December 13, 2018)
Adults who smoke 17.0%
High school students who smoke 6.2%
High school students who use e-cigarettes 13.6%
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 $854 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $46.3 million
Ratio of industry marketing to state tobacco prevention spending 7.4 to 1
Last updated: December 08, 2018