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Adults in a couple relationship were half as likely to smoke as those without a partner.

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., accounting for almost 1 in 5 deaths each year. Deaths from tobacco use exceed the total of deaths from HIV, alcohol use, illegal drug use, motor vehicle injury, suicide, and murder.

Averaging survey data from 2009, 2010, and 2011, 11% of King County adults were current smokers.   Adults in a couple relationship were half as likely to be smokers as adults not in a couple relationship.