Monday, September 14, 2009

Congratulations to Washington State

Washington state is a leader in tobacco control in many ways. They have been smoke-free since December 8, 2005, nearly five years before Wisconsin. Washingtonians have been breathing easier, indoor air quality has improved, and there has been a very high compliance rate (over 90%).

Recently, Washington state has been in the media about its very low smoking rate, with a rate 15.3% for adult smokers. They are significantly before the national average at 18.4%. Washington state has the sixth lowest rate of smoking in the United States. SmokeFree Wisconsin tips its hat to Washington state. To read the full release on the smoking rates CLICK HERE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why is legislation needed?