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A New Round in the Fight Against Tobacco: 2011 Tobacco-Free Delaware Plan


Image: Cover of 2011 state tobacco prevention and control plan.

The Impact Delaware Tobacco Prevention Coalition, of which the Delaware Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is a founding member, issued its fourth strategic plan for the state at a Tobacco Prevention Conference in Dover in May 2011.  A New Round in the Fight Against Tobacco: 2011 Plan for a Tobacco-Free Delaware updates a plan last revised in 2005. It outlines science-based, effective programs for reducing tobacco use in the First State.

The plan highlights progress Delaware has achieved toward fulfilling it's previous goals and objectives, and describes critical issues the state is facing in reducing use of tobacco products. Significant progress has been made in reducing tobacco use among both youth and adults, but tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the state.

The five major goals addressed by the plan are:

  • Prevent initiation of tobacco use among Delawareans.
  • Increase quitting and quit attempts among Delawareans who use tobacco products.
  • Reduce routine exposure to second-hand smoke.
  • Decrease the social acceptability of tobacco use.
  • Enhance Delaware's position of leadership in comprehensive tobacco prevention and control.

Download the Plan

Hard copies are available from the Division of Public Health's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.



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