Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. In Utah, smoking claims more
than 1,150 lives each year. It causes or worsens nearly every chronic condition and contributes to Utah's primary causes of
death including heart disease, respiratory disease, and cancer. Smoking increases the risk for cancer of the lungs, larynx,
esophagus, mouth, and bladder and contributes to cancer of the cervix, pancreas, and kidneys. Exposure to secondhand smoke
increases the risk for heart disease and lung cancer among nonsmokers.
Percentage of Adults Who Reported Current Cigarette Smoking by Race, Utah Adults Aged 18 and Older, 2009-2011
Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.
Note: In November 2006, the Department of Health developed a standardized methodology for age-adjusting race/ethnicity data.
These data reflect the updated age-adjusting methodology and may differ from previously published estimates.
Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.
Percentage of adults aged 18 years and older who smoke cigarettes every day or some days.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of adults aged 18 years and older who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their life time and who now report smoking
cigarettes every day or some days.
Number of adults aged 18 years and older.
Page Content Updated On 11/28/2012,
Published on 12/17/2012
Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, Bureau of Health Promotion, Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106,
Telephone: 877-220-3466, Website: http://www.tobaccofreeutah.org
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