Adult Cigarette Smoking
To monitor and identify disparities that exist among in Rhode Island adult cigarette smokers to inform who is most at-risk for smoking-related health issues using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Trends in cigarette smoking for adults age 18 and over by age, gender, race/ethnicity, household income, and highest education level attained.
Rhode Island Numbers 2012-2017
- Smoking rates were similar for men and women.
- Fewer older adults smoke cigarettes than younger adults.
By Race / Ethnicity
- The smoking rates were similar among white, black and
- Current smoking decreased with increasing income.
- Smoking prevalence was significantly higher among adults with annual household incomes less than $25K.
By Education Level
- Current smoking decreased with increasing education.
- Adults with less than a high school education were significantly more likely to be smokers.
- Current smoking: Adults who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes (5 packs) in their life and now smoke either every day, or on some days.