Reduce the proportion of people who don't smoke but are exposed to secondhand smoke — TU‑19

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
25.5 percent (2013-16) *

17.3 percent  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

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.

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

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