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Cigarette Smoking Prevalence in US Counties: 1996-2012

Cigarette Smoking Prevalence in US Counties: 1996-2012

Cigarette smoking is a leading risk factor for morbidity and premature mortality in the United States, yet information about smoking prevalence and trends is not routinely available below the state level, impeding local-level action. Tanja Srebotnjak of Ecologic Institute and co-authors now publish county-level estimates of cigarette smoking prevalence: These provide a unique opportunity to assess where prevalence remains high and where progress has been slow. The estimates provide the data needed to better develop and implement strategies at a local and at a state level to further reduce the burden imposed by cigarette smoking.


Citation

Tanja Srebotnjak et al. 2014: "Cigarette Smoking Prevalence in US Counties: 1996-2012". Population Health Metrics, Vol. 12/2014, 1-13.

Language
English
Author(s)
Laura Dwyer-Lindgren
Ali H. Mokdad
Abraham D. Flaxman
Gilian M. Hansen
Christopher JL Murray
Publisher
Year
2014
Published In
ISSN
1478-7954
Dimension
13 pp.
Keywords
cigarette, tobacco, smoking, prevalence, 1996, 2012, USA, Research