Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Prevention and Cessation Programs See Results

The Governor’s office released a statement announcing new statistics from a survey measuring adult tobacco use. Data comes from the 2007 Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, a telephone survey of residents age 18 and older. Here are a few highlights:

  • Adult smoking prevalence: 19.6 percent (down from 24 percent in 2000)
  • National average: 20 percent

The governor also announced that since January 1, when the cigarette tax went into effect, a record 20,000 people have called The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line (800-QUIT-NOW).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You guys turned up on a google alert for us- congratulations on your prevalence hit! Good work!

The girls from Alaska@ANR ;