Trends in Smoking Prevalence, Tobacco Policy Coverage and Tobacco Prices (1991-2007)

A PopSciGrid demo that illustrates how tobacco policy coverage rate, cigarette price/tax, and smoking rate have changed over time.

This demo is part of the Population Sciences Grid Project. For more information, please contact Professor Deborah McGuinness.

Please note: The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) PopSciGrid Community Health Data Portal enables users to explore the relationship between cancer risk factors, health outcomes, and factors in the social and political environment. The maps, graphs, and tables on this website are not intended to convey information about causal relationships, and the NCI does not endorse any conclusions or inferences that individual users may draw from the maps, tables, or graphs produced by this website. Learn more about cancer.

Browser considerations: Firefox and IE 8 on Windows XP have difficulties displaying the following demonstrations. IE 7 on Windows Vista also has difficulties. Demonstrations can be successfully viewed using IE 8 on Windows 7, and Firefox and Safari on Mac. Flash is required for all browsers.

Using the demo: Select a year and a data series to show a heatmap that compares data for different states on a US map (the map may be blank in some combination because impacteen datasets (other than the policy data) only cover data between 1991 and 2007). Select a state to show the evolution of data series from 1991 to 2007.



Smoking prevalence refers to the estimated percentage of adults in the US who currently smoke.

PopSciGrid Project Contributors

National Cancer Institute

  • Abdul R. Shaikh
  • Richard Moser
  • Bradford W. Hesse
  • Glen D. Morgan
  • Erik M. Augustson
  • Yvonne Hunt
  • Zaria Tatalovich
  • Gordon Willis
  • Kelly Blake
  • Paul Courtney (contractor)
  • Lila Finney (contractor)
  • Amy Sanders (contractor)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Deborah L. McGuinness
  • Li Ding
  • Tim Lebo
  • Jim McCusker

Northwestern University

  • Noshir Contractor
  • Yun Huang
  • Hugh Devlin
  • York Yao
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