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