Health
Smoking Rate
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Smoking Rate
2019
Arkansas County23%
Ashley County21%
Baxter County21%
Benton County15%
Boone County16%
Bradley County19%
Calhoun County22%
Carroll County14%
Chicot County20%
Clark County24%
Clay County18%
Cleburne County22%
Cleveland County22%
Columbia County26%
Conway County17%
Craighead County25%
Crawford County17%
Crittenden County21%
Cross County25%
Dallas County20%
Desha County20%
Drew County19%
Faulkner County19%
Franklin County21%
Fulton County25%
Garland County17%
Grant County17%
Greene County25%
Hempstead County19%
Hot Spring County18%
Howard County14%
Independence County22%
Izard County22%
Jackson County23%
Jefferson County21%
Johnson County24%
Lafayette County24%
Lawrence County22%
Lee County13%
Lincoln County22%
Little River County13%
Logan County18%
Lonoke County19%
Madison County16%
Marion County17%
Miller County15%
Mississippi County24%
Monroe County17%
Montgomery County21%
Nevada County27%
Newton County17%
Ouachita County23%
Perry County14%
Phillips County20%
Pike County22%
Poinsett County27%
Polk County15%
Pope County22%
Prairie County24%
Pulaski County18%
Randolph County24%
Saline County14%
Scott County17%
Searcy County20%
Sebastian County18%
Sevier County13%
Sharp County23%
St. Francis County26%
Stone County23%
Union County22%
Van Buren County19%
Washington County16%
White County22%
Woodruff County22%
Yell County20%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







NATIONAL RANKING
50

OUT OF 51
2022

STATE TREND

Decreasing


19%

2022

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 2022, 19% of adults reported being smokers, down 8 percentage points from 2011, but 5 points above the national rate. That makes Arkansas 50th in the nation on this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Smoking rates were higher among men (22%) than women (16%), and similar among White and Black adults (at 19% and 20%, respectively). Rates were higher among American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-Hispanics, (35%) a small group in Arkansas. In general, smoking rates have decreased modestly since 2011.

Smoking rates varied greatly by county in 2019, the latest year for which county comparable data was available. Rates were highest in Nevada and Poinsett counties (both at 27%). The lowest rates were in Sevier, Lee, and Little River counties, all at 13%.

Notes about the data

National data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey designed to collect scientific data on health risks and behaviors.




Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Smoking Rate
201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Arkansas27%25%26%25%25%24%22%23%20%21%21%19%

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
Arkansas35%20%12%22%19%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Smoking Rate by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas16%22%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Education: Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
Education: Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Not Applicable
Education: Grade 3 Reading Decreasing
Education: Grade 8 Math Maintaining
Education: Graduation Rate Increasing
Education: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Education: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Education: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Education: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Education: Imagination Libraries Increasing
Health: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Health: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Health: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Health: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Health: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Health: Oral Health Increasing
Health: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Health: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Health: Overdose Deaths Increasing
Families: Teen Births Decreasing
Families: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Median Household Income Maintaining
Families: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Families: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Families: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Families: Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Families: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Families: Food Deserts Not Applicable
Families: Homelessness Decreasing
Families: Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Families: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Families: Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Families: Overall Housing Cost Burden Decreasing
Families: Child Care Costs for Toddlers Not Applicable
Families: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Families: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Families: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Community: Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Community: Charitable Giving Increasing
Community: Volunteering Increasing
Community: Group Participation Increasing
Community: Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Community: Local Voting Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population Increasing
Demographics: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population by Age Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Racial Equity: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Racial Equity: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Racial Equity: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Racial Equity: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Racial Equity: Oral Health Increasing
Racial Equity: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Racial Equity: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Racial Equity: Teen Births Decreasing
Racial Equity: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Median Household Income Maintaining
Racial Equity: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Racial Equity: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homelessness Decreasing
Racial Equity: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Racial Equity: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Racial Equity: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Racial Equity: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable








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