Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Decline in Smoking Prevalence——New York City, 2002–2006

This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being updated.

June 22, 2007 / Vol. 56 / No. 24

MMWR Highlights

  • The New York City smoking rate decreased sharply from 21.6% in 2002, after a comprehensive tobacco program was implemented, to 17.5% in 2006.
  • The decrease in adult smoking prevalence since 2002 represents a larger decline than in the United States overall and 240,000 fewer smokers in New York City.
  • Young adult smoking (ages 18–24 years) decreased from 23.8% in 2002 to 15.5% in 2006, the largest decline among reported subgroups.
  • Following a year-long, hard-hitting ad campaign in 2006, that was run because prevalence did not decrease during 2005, smoking decreased significantly among Hispanics (from 20.2% in 2005, to 17.1% in 2006) and men (from 22.5% in 2005, to 19.9% in 2006).


Campaigns and Multimedia

  • You Can Quit. Learn more…
  • Ready to quit smoking? Make sure you have what it takes.
  • CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…