Did you know that more than 17% of Delaware adults and nearly 10% of our high school students smoke? As a result, we lose 1,400 of our loved ones and spend $532 million each year on health care costs directly related to smoking. We have an opportunity now to change this!
Substantial tobacco tax increases are one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking and other tobacco use, especially among youth. In fact, we know that every 10% increase in the cost of cigarettes, overall consumption decreases by about 4% and youth smoking by about 7%. Send your lawmakers a message now urging them to increase Delaware's tobacco tax by $1 in the 2017 Legislative Session.