Outdoor Public Smoking Opinion Data

Rhode Island Numbers

More than 900 Rhode Island residents from 30 communities, representing both smokers and non-smokers, were asked to rate how supportive they would be if different outdoor areas were designated smoke free. Overall, respondents, including those who smoke, favored such bans.

  • 86% either "like" or "love" the idea of designating beaches smoke free.
  • 89% either "like" or "love" the idea of designating parks smoke free.
  • 92% either "like" or "love" the idea of designating playgrounds smoke free.

Rhode Island Residents Feelings about making Outdoor Places Smokefree

Parks

Outdoor Festivals and Fairs

Sports / Recreation Areas

Beaches

Outdoor Dining

Playgrounds

Data Table

Note: The beach question was not asked of all respondents.

Data Details

Data Source

  • Intercept survey was conducted throughout Rhode Island funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health.