What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the percent of adults 18 and older who reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes during their lifetime and who currently smoke "every day" or on "some days."

Why is this indicator important?

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term health benefits.

About the data

Community: Union County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: Indiana 2015 Tobacco Control Strategic Plan

Measurement Period: 2017

Category: Substance Use and Abuse

Community Source: County Health Rankings

Reference Source: County Health Rankings