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State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Secondhand Smoke Rules and Policies in Homes and Workplaces—United States, 2005


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October 27, 2006 / Vol. 55 / No. 42


MMWR Introduction

According to the article, State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Secondhand Smoke Rules and Policies in Homes and Workplaces—United States, 2005, released in the October 27, 2006, issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), adult smoking prevalence varied considerably across 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (range: 8.3% to 28.7%). In addition, CDC reports significant variation among the proportion of adults protected by smoke-free workplace policies (range: 54.8% to 85.8%) and the proportion of adults who protect themselves and their families from secondhand smoke in the home (range: 63.6% to 82.9%).

 


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