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State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults—United States, 2002

January 9, 2004 / Vol. 52 / No. 53


The January 9, 2004, issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains a report entitled, "State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults—United States, 2002.”

Based on results from the 2002 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the report indicates that current smoking prevalence varied considerably among the 50 states, the District of Columbia (DC), Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To help states plan and implement comprehensive tobacco-cessation programs, CDC recommends several strategies, including implementing telephone quitlines, integrating tobacco cessation into routine health-care delivery, and making tobacco treatment services a standard health benefit.

 
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