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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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Director's Message
Report Highlights
Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
Summary Tables
Prevention
Smoking
Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Secondhand Smoke
Diet
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Environmental Toxins
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Diagnosis
Treatment
Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Prevention
Early Detection
Diagnosis
Treatment
Life After Cancer
End of Life


Summary Table: Prevention – Secondhand Smoke

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2010 target


  Environmental tobacco smoke
1988–2006
Smoke-free work environment
1992–2007
Smoke-free indoor air laws
1990–2009
Measure Percentage of non-smokers exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (both sexes). Percentage of workers aged 18 years and older reporting a smoke-free work environment (both sexes). Percentage of the population protected by local and state smoke-free indoor air laws in the workplace.
Recent summary trend*
Non-significant change
2001/2002–2005/2006
Rising
2001/2002–2006/2007
Rising
2005–2009
Desired direction
Falling 
Rising 
Rising 
Trend details

Falling, then
non-significant change,
then falling

Rising, then falling



Rising



Most recent estimate The estimate of U.S. non-smokers aged 4 years and older exposed to secondhand smoke in 2005–2006 was 39.4 percent. During the period 2006 to 2007, 76 percent of the workforce aged 18 years and older reported that there was a smoke-free policy at their workplace. As of October 2009, 22 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have laws that provide complete or nearly complete protection from secondhand smoke, according to NCI's Smoke-free Meeting Policy.
Healthy People 2010 target Reduce to 63 percent the proportion of non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke. Increase to 100 percent the proportion of persons covered by indoor worksite policies that prohibit smoking. Increase to 51 the number of jurisdictions (50 states and the District of Columbia) with smoke-free indoor air laws for public places and work sites.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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