Delaware Cancer Action Center


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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

August 29, 2016

By increasing taxes on cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, smokeless tobacco and all other tobacco products, states can save lives, reduce health care costs and generate much-needed revenue. Evidence clearly shows raising tobacco prices through tobacco tax increases encourages tobacco users to quit or reduce their usage and helps prevent kids

State Contacts

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

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