Topic Area TU - Tobacco Use

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Each year, approximately 443,000 Americans die from tobacco-related illnesses. For every person who dies from tobacco use, 20 more people suffer with at least 1 serious tobacco-related illness.
Objective TU-6
Percent smoke cessation during first trimester of pregnancy*
2020 Goal 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
All Counties 30.0 25.6 26.2 26.3 26.2 26.7
Franklin County, PA 30.0 24.3 25.7 31.1 26.8 31.0
*for resident live births to mothers ages 18-49
Note: mothers counted as quitting smoking were those who smoked during the three months prior to the pregnancy and did not smoke during the first, second, and third trimesters.
Website Updated August 2016

Topic Area TU- Tobacco Use

Courtesy: Healthy People 2020, <>