Over the last two decades Nevada has seen a consistent reduction in the number of adults who identify as current smokers, with rates declining from 30.3 percent in 1998 to just 16.5 percent in 2016. Often listed near the bottom in national health rankings, Nevada is now 21st in the nation for adult smoking rates. Despite the achievement in reduction of adult tobacco use, Nevada’s lung cancer rate continues to exceed the national rate.
In Nevada, comprehensive tobacco control requires a collaboration of partners from many sectors, including public health, health care, local and national nonprofits, community-based organizations, insurance payors, professional and medical associations, higher education, and government, who work together and pool resources to ultimately eliminate tobacco use a public health issue.
Learn about the Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition, its mission and priorities, and members and member agencies.