Outdoor Public Smoking Opinion Data
To measure public support for making outdoor areas 100% smokefree
Public opinion data from Rhode Island residents
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