Smoking Rate
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Smoking Rate
Arkansas County19%
Ashley County28%
Baxter County25%
Benton County13%
Boone County23%
Bradley County28%
Calhoun County25%
Carroll County12%
Chicot County28%
Clark County20%
Clay County21%
Cleburne County22%
Cleveland County20%
Columbia County22%
Conway County20%
Craighead County26%
Crawford County18%
Crittenden County28%
Cross County29%
Dallas County14%
Desha County27%
Drew County31%
Faulkner County22%
Franklin County23%
Fulton County21%
Garland County22%
Grant County17%
Greene County23%
Hempstead County25%
Hot Spring County18%
Howard County18%
Independence County19%
Izard County23%
Jackson County21%
Jefferson County17%
Johnson County17%
Lafayette County21%
Lawrence County19%
Lee County21%
Lincoln County27%
Little River County20%
Logan County23%
Lonoke County21%
Madison County14%
Marion County27%
Miller County24%
Mississippi County28%
Monroe County20%
Montgomery County20%
Nevada County22%
Newton County15%
Ouachita County20%
Perry County20%
Phillips County19%
Pike County24%
Poinsett County31%
Polk County15%
Pope County17%
Prairie County18%
Pulaski County18%
Randolph County19%
Saline County18%
Scott County25%
Searcy County18%
Sebastian County26%
Sevier County15%
Sharp County17%
St. Francis County26%
Stone County22%
Union County24%
Van Buren County19%
Washington County15%
White County24%
Woodruff County17%
Yell County22%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







What does this measure?

The percentage of adults in a region who currently smoke cigarettes.

Why is this important?

Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death, causing more than 480,000 deaths per year in the U.S. and leading to higher long-term health costs. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease both among smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2018, 23% of adults reported being smokers, down 4 percentage points from 2011, but 7 points above the national rate. That makes Arkansas 49th in the nation on this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Smoking rates were similar among men and women (24% and 22%, respectively), and among white and black adults (at 23% and 21%, respectively). Rates were lower among Hispanics (16%) and higher among multiracial, non-Hispanic adults (27%) and highest - 42% - among American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-Hispanics, a small group in Arkansas. In general, smoking rates have decreased modestly since 2011.

Smoking rates varied greatly by county, with the highest rates in Drew and Poinsett counties (both at 31%) and the lowest rates in Carroll (12%) and Benton (13%) counties (based on 2017 data, the latest available).

Notes about the data

National data comes from a survey designed to collect scientific data on health risks and behaviors.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Rate

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Rate by Race
American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-HispanicBlack, non-HispanicHispanicMultiracial, non-HispanicWhite, non-Hispanic

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Smoking Rate by Gender

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Maintaining
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable