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NAQC Newsroom: Tobacco Control

CDC Releases Adult Tobacco Report

Friday, April 16, 2010  
The following MMWR Surveillance Summary is currently available on the CDC Web site:

Adult Tobacco Survey, 19 States, 2003–2007
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Data from the Adult Tobacco Survey (ATS) indicate that during 2003–2007, 13.3%–25.4% of adults smoked cigarettes (median: 19.2%); fewer adults smoked cigars (median: 6.4%) or used smokeless tobacco (median: 3.5%). In most states, approximately half of cigarette smokers reported that they would try to quit in the next 6 months (median: 58.4%), and approximately half made an attempt to quit in the preceding year (median: 46.8%). The majority of adults reported that smoking should not be allowed at all in workplaces (median: 77.6%), restaurants (median: 65.5%), public buildings (median: 72.5%), or indoor sporting events/concerts (median: 72.1%). One third of adults reported smoking should not be allowed at all in cocktail lounges or bars (median: 33.1%). The percentage of adults who reported having smoke-free policies at work or home ranged from 51.2% to 75.2% (median: 61.7%).

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