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Adults who Smoke

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who currently smoke cigarettes.

Adults who Smoke

20.8
24.8
Comparison: FL Counties 

10.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
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Why is this important?

Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who smoke cigarettes to 12.0%.

Adults who Smoke : Time Series

2002: 18.8 2007: 15.4 2010: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke by Age

18-44: 13.2 45-64: 10.3 65+: 6.7 Overall: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke by Gender

Female: 8.3 Male: 13.2 Overall: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 10.9 Hispanic: 9.3 White: 11.9 Overall: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke

Comparison: Prior Value 

10.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who smoke cigarettes to 12.0%.

Adults who Smoke : Time Series

2002: 18.8 2007: 15.4 2010: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke by Age

18-44: 13.2 45-64: 10.3 65+: 6.7 Overall: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke by Gender

Female: 8.3 Male: 13.2 Overall: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 10.9 Hispanic: 9.3 White: 11.9 Overall: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

10.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Healthy People 2020 Target: 12.0 percent
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who smoke cigarettes to 12.0%.

Adults who Smoke : Time Series

2002: 18.8 2007: 15.4 2010: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke by Age

18-44: 13.2 45-64: 10.3 65+: 6.7 Overall: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke by Gender

Female: 8.3 Male: 13.2 Overall: 10.6

percent

Adults who Smoke by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 10.9 Hispanic: 9.3 White: 11.9 Overall: 10.6

percent