Smoking – adult
Why this is important: Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. Public health promotes a healthy lifestyle through efforts to help prevent youth from starting to smoke, providing smoking cessation assistance, monitoring sales of cigarettes to youth, and working for environmental changes to limit exposure to second-hand smoke.
Definition: Percent of adults who smoked cigarettes every day or some days in the last 30 days.
Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-3 through 4 (2013-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 5 (2015-2019), NU58/DP006865-1 through 2 (2020-2021). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.