Data Details

Data Source

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

Outdoor Public Smoking Opinion Data


To measure public support for making outdoor areas 100% smokefree

Key Information

Public opinion data from Rhode Island residents

Collection Period

These data were collected between August and November, 2012

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


Outdoor Festivals and Fairs

Sports / Recreation Areas


Outdoor Dining


Note The beach question was not asked of all respondents.