Secondhand Smoke - Prevention Summary Table

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found by following the More Information link in the table below.

Legend:
green line green - headed in the right direction
red line red - headed in the wrong direction
black line black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
purple purple - indeterminate
blue blue - Healthy People 2020 target
Measure Name Secondhand Smoke Exposure Smoke-free Home Rules Smoke-free Workplace Rules and Laws
Year Range 1988-2012 1992-2011 1992-2011
Measure

The percentage of nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke. (The percentage of nonsmokers aged 3 years and older with a serum cotinine level greater than 0.05 ng/mL and less than or equal to 10 ng/mL.)

The percentage of respondents reporting a smoke-free home.

The percentage of indoor workers reporting a smoke-free work environment.

The percentage of the population protected by local and state smoke-free indoor air laws covering workplaces, restaurants, and bars. This measure draws on data collected and analyzed by the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. Use of this information allows the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to include both local and state laws in its assessments.

Recent Summary Trend Falling Non-Significant Change Non-Significant Change
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2007-2012 2010-2 2010-3
Desired Direction Falling Rising Rising
Summary Graph Summary graph for Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Smoke-free Home Rules, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Smoke-free Workplace Rules and Laws, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates From 2011 to 2012, the estimate of children aged 3 to 11 years currently exposed to SHS is 40.6% (children ages 12-17 - 31.2%, nonsmokers ages 18 and older - 23.0%). In 2010 to 2011, of adults aged 18 years and older reported a smoke-free home environment. In 2010 to 2011, of adults aged 18 years and older reported a smoke-free work environment.
Healthy People 2020 Target Reduce the proportion of children aged 3-11 years who are regularly exposed to tobacco smoke 47.0%. Reduce exposure for children aged 12-17 years to 41.0%. Reduce exposure for nonsmokers aged 18 years and older to 33.8%. Increase the proportion of smoke-free homes to 87.0%. Increase the proportion of persons covered by indoor worksite policies that prohibit smoking to 100%.
More Information Secondhand Smoke Exposure Smoke-free Home Rules Smoke-free Workplace Rules and Laws
Last Updated January 2017 January 2017 January 2017