Delaware Cancer Action Center


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Delaware youth have big dreams, but Big Tobacco has other plans. Each year the tobacco industry spends more than $44 million on marketing in our state to entice the next generation of smokers. Big tobacco knows that 95% of adult smokers begin smoking before they turn 21. 

Latest Updates

September 26, 2017

Hundreds of Advocates from Every State Called for Congress to Increase Cancer Research Funding, Support Patient Quality of Life and Improve Access to Colorectal Cancer Screenings for Seniors WILMINGTON, DE – September 26, 2017 – This month more than 700 cancer patients, survivors, volunteers and staff from all 50 states

June 21, 2017

The decision of Delaware's elected officials to move forward a 50-cent increase to the state's tobacco tax is a victory for the tobacco industry and ignores proven public health facts. Following are statements from members of the Delaware Impact Coalition, which includes the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Heart Association (AHA), American Lung Association (ALA):

April 11, 2017

Health advocates in Delaware are praising Governor John Carney’s 2017 budget for including a $1.00 per pack increase to the state’s tobacco tax. The increase would protect thousands of Delawareans from the dangers of tobacco.

April 11, 2017

Members of Delaware’s tobacco free IMPACT Coalition held a Day at the Capitol on March 29. The coalition included volunteers and staff from ACS CAN, American Lung Association and American Heart Association. The Delaware General Assembly was asked to support the “Pass a Buck” campaign which calls for an increase

State Contacts

Jeanne Chiquoine
Delaware Government Relations Director
Marc Kaplan
Senior Specialist, Division Media Advocacy
Albany, NY

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