The data about Adults who are current smokers come from a state-based telephone surveillance system called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). BRFSS is the nation's premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Florida is one of 50 states conducting the BRFSS with financial and technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Florida, the BRFSS data is collected at the state level each year, and it is collected at the county level every three years.
Since behaviors impact health, this knowledge is a powerful tool for targeting and building health promotion activities. It also provides a way to see change in population health behaviors before morbidity or disease is apparent.
In 2020, in Florida, the percent of adults who are current smokers (Overall) was 14.7%. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources |CDC Resources