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THE TOLL OF TOBACCO IN DELAWARE

1,400

In Delaware 1,400 people die each year because of smoking.


800

800 Delaware youth (under 18) become daily smokers each year.


17,000

17,000 Delaware youth now under 18 will ultimately die prematurely from smoking.


DELAWARE IS MAKING PROGRESS

Self-reported cigarette use by graders:

1998 37%
2001 23%
2005 16%
2009 14%
2012 13%
2013 11%
2014 9%

The Kick Butts Generation (KBG) was established in 1999.

The KBG advocated for Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) and helped Delaware pass one of the strongest CIAA. The KBG educates thousands of youth and teens annually, keeping Delaware youth aware of the dangers in all tobacco and nicotine products. Smokeless tobacco is on the rise—high school males using smokeless or spit tobacco now represents 10.9%