States With the Most Smokers

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Aerial view of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana

5. Louisiana
> Pct. adults smokers:
24.0%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $1.08 (19th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 217.9 (4th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 445.9 (6th highest)

Tobacco Crop

4. Tennessee
> Pct. adults smokers:
24.2%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $0.62 (11th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 213.7 (7th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 429.5 (8th highest)

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3. Arkansas
> Pct. adults smokers:
24.7%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $1.15 (20th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 216.9 (5th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 446.0 (5th highest)

Kentucky Tobacco Field With Barn and Silo in Background

2. Kentucky
> Pct. adults smokers:
26.2%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $0.60 (10th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 228.8 (the highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 443.3 (7th highest)

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1. West Virginia
> Pct. adults smokers:
26.7%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $0.55 (6th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 221.6 (3rd highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 466.4 (2nd highest)