Posts Tagged ‘prevalence of smoking’

Ten myths about smoking that will not die

Across 40 years I’ve come to recognise many factoid-driven myths about smoking that just won’t die. If I asked for a dollar each time I had to refute these statements, I’d have accumulated a small fortune. ... read more >>

Smoking rates decline across state, county

The prevalence of smoking among adults decreased 12.8 percent in California between 2005 and 2008 to 11.6 percent of the population, with tobacco use less common in Los Angeles County than statewide, according to a report released this week by the California Department of Public Health. In L.A. County, the 2008 smoking rate was 10.5 percent. San Diego and Alameda counties also had rates below the state average, while San Francisco and Sacramento counties had rates above the average, at 13.5 and 14 percent, respectively. ... read more >>