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STATE TOBACCO FACT SHEETS 2010

DELAWARE

Legacy in Delaware

STATE TOBACCO FACT SHEETS 2010 DELAWARE Legacy in Delaware • Legacy has awarded $73,000 to projects

• Legacy has awarded $73,000 to projects in Delaware.

• Former Governor and current U.S. Senator Thomas Carper is a former Vice Chair of the Legacy Board of Directors.

Tobacco Usage

• In FY2010 Delaware spent $10.8 million on tobacco prevention, which is 77.5% of the CDC Annual Spending Target. 1

• The CDC estimates that 50.2% of adult smokers in Delaware tried to quit smoking in 2008. 2

• Delaware received $169 million in tobacco settlement payments and taxes in FY2010. 3

• Delaware has not securitized any of its Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) dollars. 4

ADULT CIGARETTE USE IN 2009

18.2% 17.9%
18.2%
17.9%
Delaware 7 National 8
Delaware 7
National 8
YOUTH CIGARETTE USE
YOUTH CIGARETTE USE
2009 18.2% 17.9% Delaware 7 National 8 YOUTH CIGARETTE USE PAGE 1 of 2 7/10 1724

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State Tobacco Laws 9 Excise Tax: There is a tax of $1.60 per pack on

State Tobacco Laws 9

Excise Tax: There is a tax of $1.60 per pack on cigarettes, as of July 31, 2009. Moist snuff is taxed $0.54 per ounce. All other tobacco products are taxed 15% of the wholesale price. 10

Clean Indoor Air Ordinances

• Smoking is prohibited in all child care centers, government buildings, health facilities, restaurants, bars, schools and private workplaces.

Youth Access Laws

• The minimum age requirement for the purchase of tobacco products is 18, and penalties exist for both minors and merchants who violate this law.

• Establishments are required to post signs stating that sales to minors are prohibited.

• Only sales clerks are allowed access to tobacco products prior to sale.

SOURCES

1 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement Eleven Years Later. A Report on the States’ Allocation of the Tobacco Settlement Dollars, FY 2010, 2009

2 CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2008

3 Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, A Decade of Broken Promises: The 1998 State Settlement Ten Years Later, State Tobacco-Prevention Spending vs. State Tobacco Revenues, 2008

4 American Lung Association, SLATI State Reports, 2009

5 CDC, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2009

6 CDC, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2009

7 CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009

8 CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009

9 American Lung Association, SLATI State reports, 2009

10 American Lung Association, SLATI State reports, 2009

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