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State Highlights: District of Columbia

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Current Smoking among Adults by Demographic Characteristics

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  • National median = 18.4%
  • District of Columbia = 16.2%
  • 65+ years old = 10.6%
  • 45 to 64 years old = 19.8%
  • 25 to 44 years old = 14.9%
  • 18 to 24 years old = 23.8%
  • More than high school degree = 12.5%
  • High school degree = 24.7%
  • Less than high school degree = 27.2%
  • Male = 19.2%
  • Female = 13.7%
  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander = data not shown because sample size is less than 50
  • American Indian / Alaska Natives = data not shown because sample size is less than 50
  • Asian = 12.1%
  • Hispanic = 13.4%
  • African American = 23.3%
  • White = 9.1%

Source: BRFSS, 2007 to 2008

Past Month Cigarette Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17 Years

A chart shows past month cigarette use among youths aged 12 to 17 years.

  • National Average = 10.1%
  • In District of Columbia, 7.2% of youth aged 12 to 17 years smoked a cigarette in the past month. The range across all states is 6.5% to 15.9%. District of Columbia ranks 4th among the states.

Source: NSDUH, 2006 - 2007


Smoking Attributable Adult (35+ Years) Mortality

A chart shows smoking attributable adult (35+ years) mortality.

  • National Average = 248.5 per 100,000
  • The average annual smoking-attributable mortality rate in the District of Columbia for 2000 to 2004 was 249.9 per 100,000. The range across states is 138.3 per 100,000 to 370.6 per 100,000. The District of Columbia ranks 19th among the states.

Source: SAMMEC

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State Smoke Free Policy

Graphic shows state smoke free policy.

  • Smoke free Workplaces = Yes
  • Smoke free Restaurants = Yes
  • Smoke free Bars = Yes

Source: STATE System, 2009

Adults Who Reported Anyone Smoking in Work Area within Past 2 Weeks

Line graph shows adults who reported anyone smoking in work area within past 2 weeks.

Data points:

  • 1999: District of Columbia = 5.5%; U.S. = 7.6%
  • 2002: District of Columbia = 3%; U.S. = 6.2%
  • 2006 through 2007: District of Columbia = 3.2%; U.S. = 7.3%

Source: TUS CPS

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Percentage of Smokers Calling Quitline

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  • National average = 2.8%
  • In the District of Columbia, 3.5% of current smokers who made a quit attempt in the past year called a quitline. The District of Columbia ranks 22nd among the states. The range across states was from less than 1% to 10.9%.

Source: TUS CPS, 2006, 2007

Medicaid Coverage for Counseling and Medications

Graphic shows Medicaid coverage for counseling and medications.

  • Nicotine Replacement = Yes
  • Varenicline = Yes
  • Bupropion = Yes
  • Counseling = No

Source: MMWR 2009, supplement 8, number 43, pages 1199 to 1204

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Households with No Smoking Rules

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Data points:

  • 1999: U.S. = 60.2%; District of Columbia = 56.7%
  • 2002: U.S. = 66.0%; District of Columbia = 67.3%
  • 2003: U.S. = 72.1%; District of Columbia = 67.9%
  • 2006 through 2007: U.S. = 77.6%; District of Columbia = 73.7%

Source: TUS CPS

AntiTobacco Media Campaign Intensity, Per Quarter

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Youth aged 12 to 17 years

  • National Median = 30 targeted rating points
  • State average = 20 targeted rating points and ranks 27th

A chart shows antitobacco media campaign intensity, per quarter

General Audience (18+ years)

  • National Median = 138 gross rating points
  • State average = 118 gross rating points and ranks 25th

Source: CDC/OSH

Enforce

Graphic shows if state allows local advertising and promotion in laws.

  • Display = Yes
  • Promotion = Yes
  • Sampling = Yes

Source: STATE System, 2009

Retail Environment Tobacco Licensure

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  • Over the counter = Yes
  • Vending machine = Yes

Source: STATE System, 2009

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Amount of Cigarette Excise tax

Chart shows amount of cigarette excise tax.

  • National average = $1.34 per pack
  • District of Columbia maintains a $2.50 cigarette excise tax and ranks 8th among the states. As of December 31, 2009, the range across states was $0.07 to $3.46 per pack.

Source: STATE System, 2009

Minimum Price Law for Cigarettes

Graphic shows minimum price law for cigarettes.

  • Sampling = Yes

Source: CDC/OSH

State Funding for Tobacco Control

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  • Median state funding: 17.2% of recommended amount.
  • In 2007, District of Columbia's funding for tobacco control was 10% of CDC's recommended amount and ranks 37th among the states.
  • State spending ranged from 1.1% to 85.5% of the recommended amount.

Source: CDC/OSH

 
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