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Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Changes in Prevalence of Current and Some Day Smoking—United States, 1996–2001

Observational Survey of Smoking Provisions in Food Service Establishments—Southeast Health District, Georgia, 2001.

April 11, 2003 / Vol. 52 / No. 14


The April 11, 2003, issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains reports entitled, "State and Territory-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults, 2001, and Changes in Prevalence of Current and Some Day Smoking, United States, 1996–2001” and "An Observational survey of smoking provisions in food service establishments, Southeast Health District, Georgia 2001.”

Based on results from the 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the report "State- and Territory-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults, 2001, and Changes in Prevalence of Current and Some Day Smoking—United States, 1996-2001" indicates that between 1996 and 2001, the prevalence of current smoking was relatively stable in 41 states while the proportion of current smokers who were some day smokers increased significantly in 31 of those states and the District of Columbia. The report entitled "An Observational Survey of Smoking Provisions in Food Service Establishments, Southeast Health District, Georgia 2001” indicates that while the majority (70%) of restaurants surveyed were smoke-free, many restaurants that did permit smoking provided insufficient barriers to secondhand smoke.

 
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