Health Reports & Data

Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke (SHS) is the combination of exhaled smoke from a smoker and “sidestream” smoke from the burning tip of a cigarette. Secondhand smoke (sometimes called involuntary smoking, environmental tobacco smoke, or passive smoking) is a known cause of lung cancer, heart disease and chronic lung ailments such as bronchitis and asthma. According to a recent U.S. Surgeon General Report, SHS exposure causes diseases and premature death in children and adults who do not smoke. Children exposed to SHS have an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems and more severe asthma. The scientific evidence indicates that there is no safe level of exposure to SHS.

Individual Year Reports: Health Indicator available by individual year
Three Year Aggregate Reports: Health Indicator reportable by total of 3 time period (year)

Individual Year Reports

BRFSS Reports
Smoke – Rules Inside Home
For the year(s) 2012

Smoke – Rules Inside the Car
For the year(s) 2012

Smoke – Someone Smoked in Home, past 7 days
For the year(s) 2012

Smoke – Someone Smoked in Home, past 7 days (among non-smokers)
For the year(s) 2012

Smoke – In Car with Someone Smoking, past 7 days
For the year(s) 2012

Smoke – In Car with Smoking, past 7 days (among non-smokers)
For the year(s) 2012

LHI Report
Secondhand Smoke Exposure by CountyLHI
For the year(s) 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

YTS Reports
Secondhand Smoke Exposure in the Past 7 Days
For the year(s) 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Secondhand Smoke Exposure (Current and Never Smokers)
For the year(s) 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Smoking Rules in the Car
For the year(s) 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Smoking Rules in the Home
For the year(s) 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

SHS Knowledge of Health Effects
For the year(s) 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Secondhand Smoke in the Workplace (Currently Working)
For the year(s) 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Employer Rules about Smoking Indoors
For the year(s) 2007, 2009, 2011

Secondhand Smoke in Public Places
For the year(s) 2007, 2009, 2011

Smoking at Work
For the year(s) 2007, 2009, 2011

SHS – Lives with a Smoker
For the year(s) 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007

Three Year Aggregate Reports

BRFSS Reports
Smoking Rules Inside the Home
For the year(s) 2002-2004