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Cigarettes - current smoking, adult

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Current cigarette smoking, adult by county, 2018-2020

Why Is This Important?

Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.

Definition

Percent of adults who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lives and now smoke cigarettes every day or some days.

Data Source

'''Citation''': Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, ''[Chart Title, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of adults who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lives and now smoke cigarettes every day or some days.
Denominator:Number of adults for whom cigarette smoking can be calculated based on their responses to a series of questions (excludes unknowns and refusals).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 07/01/2022, Published on 07/31/2022