Status: Baseline only


Reduce the proportion of children, adolescents and adults exposed to secondhand smoke

Baseline: 25.5 percent of children aged 3 to 11 years, nonsmoking adolescents aged 12 to 19 years, and nonsmoking adults aged 20 years and over were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 17.3 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Secondhand smoke causes a range of serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease, and sudden infant death syndrome. State and local policies that prohibit smoking in all indoor areas of worksites, restaurants, and bars — and encourage people to make their homes smoke-free — can protect people from secondhand smoke.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup