Posts tagged: smoking rate

Giving local communities a say on tobacco rules

Tweet When Pueblo, Colo., decided in 2003 to become smoke free inside all workplaces, the hope was that the move would help with the city’s poor health conditions. Pueblo was a community much like our own. Smoking rates were high. Heart attacks and other smoking-caused illnesses were costing residents millions in lost productivity and medical expenses. The results were dramatic. Just 18 months later, heart attack hospitalizations declined b ... Jump to full article >>

Report: 16 percent of adults smoking

Tweet The number of adults in California who smoke has steadily declined in the last 20 years, according to new data released by the California Department of Public Health this week. In Del Norte County, 16 percent of adults smoke. That’s higher than the state average of 13.3 percent in 2008, the latest data available from the California Adult Tobacco Survey. Data on how the number of smokers in Del Norte has changed over the years was not ava ... Jump to full article >>