Adults who smoke
Percentage of adults who are smokers (reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke every or some days)
About this data measure
- Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. (Source: CDC)
- Since 2016, the proportion of adults in Rhode Island who smoke has decreased slightly.
- Smoking is most prevalent among adults with less than a high school education and those with lower incomes.
Measure Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)